LSLA Offers Help to Texans Facing Evictions

Lone Star Legal Aid announces the launch of its Eviction HELP Project. This project is a self-guided tool that helps Texas renters to fight evictions during the COVID 19 Pandemic. Right now, thousands of renters across Texas are facing evictions. But there are protections for renters. The Eviction HELP Project helps eviction litigants prepare for … Continue reading LSLA Offers Help to Texans Facing Evictions

COVID-19 – Eviction Protections from the CARES Act

What Is The CARES Act? The CARES Act temporarily protects some renters from eviction for nonpayment of rent. It also stops late fees for rent from March 26, 2020 until July 25, 2020. Landlords cannot issue notices to vacate for nonpayment during this time. You still have to pay rent even if your home is … Continue reading COVID-19 – Eviction Protections from the CARES Act

Lone Star Legal Aid to Host Friday Law Talk With United Way of Matagorda County

With some evictions allowed to start now, it’s important to understand who can and who cannot be evicted at this time. LSLA will be hosting a chat with its community partner, United Way of Matagorda County, tomorrow afternoon on Facebook Live. Learn how the CARES Act provides protections to Texas tenants, stopping many landlords from … Continue reading Lone Star Legal Aid to Host Friday Law Talk With United Way of Matagorda County

COVID-19 – Impacts on Compliance with and Enforcement of Environmental Laws

Have environmental laws changed during COVID-19? Yes, some temporary changes were recently made to both federal and state environmental policies in response to COVID-19. On March 26, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the agency’s exercise of its enforcement discretion for noncompliance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy applies retroactively beginning on … Continue reading COVID-19 – Impacts on Compliance with and Enforcement of Environmental Laws

COVID-19 – Common Family Law Questions

The Texas Supreme Court issued an order April 27, 2020, in effect until July 15, 2020, saying that for determining a person’s right to possession of and access to a child under a court-ordered possession schedule, the existing trial court order controls in all instances.  Family Law experts from Lone Star Legal Aid's Justice for … Continue reading COVID-19 – Common Family Law Questions