COVID-19 – Homeowner Protections

The Federal Government has approved protections for homeowners struggling economically as a result of COVID-19 related illness or loss of wages. Below you will find resources to several foreclosure moratoriums that could save your home. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) authorized the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to implement an immediate foreclosure and … Continue reading COVID-19 – Homeowner Protections

COVID-19 Forcing Families to Stay Home: Children are at a Higher Risk for Abuse

Family dynamics have been altered due to the current health pandemic which have put children at a higher risk for abuse and neglect. The decline of childcare availability and economic hardship resulting from loss of employment may affect how parents and guardians treat their children. Abusive behaviors include sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. As the … Continue reading COVID-19 Forcing Families to Stay Home: Children are at a Higher Risk for Abuse

Harris County Distributes First Half of $30 Million Coronavirus Relief Fund

On June 12, Harris County officially sent out half of its $30 million Coronavirus relief fund to 44 community-based organizations. These organizations are tasked with dispersing the money to eligible residents and families to help pay for housing, childcare, food, electricity, and other essential needs. Residents of Harris County in need can apply to qualify … Continue reading Harris County Distributes First Half of $30 Million Coronavirus Relief Fund

June Brings a Multitude of Awareness Opportunities

Each month, Lone Star Legal Aid recognizes victim-centered national and international awareness raising opportunities. These opportunities help crime survivors obtain the information they need to recover and also educate the community on how they can advocate for that particular cause. Below are all of the awareness opportunities happening in June. National Elder Abuse Awareness Month … Continue reading June Brings a Multitude of Awareness Opportunities

ALJAZEERA Fault Lines: Houston’s Cancer Cluster

Learn more about IMPACT, Lone Star Legal Aid's group client and community partner, who has been working to raise awareness of legacy contamination in two Houston neighborhoods that is likely the source of a newly-determined Cancer Cluster, by watching this documentary by Aljazeera news. Lone Star Legal Aid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit law firm focused … Continue reading ALJAZEERA Fault Lines: Houston’s Cancer Cluster