Pandemic Unemployment Benefits End for Texans on June 26, 2021

The State of Texas’ participation in federal pandemic unemployment benefit programs is ending. As a result, the final benefit week that the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) will pay federal pandemic unemployment benefits under the American Rescue Plan is the benefit week ending June 26, 2021. This includes the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program for those … Continue reading Pandemic Unemployment Benefits End for Texans on June 26, 2021

Elder Abuse Prevention in TX: Older Adults are Often Unaware of their Legal Rights

June is Elder Abuse Prevention Month and all month, we are working with community partners and professional groups around the state to raise awareness about adult abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. Our Justice for Older Adults aims at assisting older adults living in 25 high-poverty counties. This new advocacy initiative will serve older adults facing … Continue reading Elder Abuse Prevention in TX: Older Adults are Often Unaware of their Legal Rights

Lone Star Legal Aid Joins the National PRIDE Celebration throughout the Month of June

Lone Star Legal Aid joins the National PRIDE celebration throughout the month of June. The first Pride March was held in June 1970 to commemorate the Stonewall Riots/Uprising of 1969, and the LGBTQIA+ community has been gathering annually since to march for social justice, equal rights, and celebrate social and self acceptance. A year prior, … Continue reading Lone Star Legal Aid Joins the National PRIDE Celebration throughout the Month of June

COVID-19 Resource: Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer

Enrolled students (up to 21 years of age) in families that temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals for the 2020–2021 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible to receive Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT). P-EBT benefits can be used to buy food from any retailer that accepts the Lone … Continue reading COVID-19 Resource: Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer

June is National Homeownership Month

Every June, Lone Star Legal Aid participates in National Homeownership Awareness Month by celebrating all the work we do to keep homeowners in their homes. Lone Star Legal Aid’s Foreclosure Prevention Project helps low-income homeowners and their families preserve homeownership and, in doing so, protect home equity, gain housing stability, and safeguard communities. The Foreclosure … Continue reading June is National Homeownership Month