Eviction Moratorium Cancelled: Resources for Tenants Moving Forward

A month before its intended expiry date, the CDC eviction moratorium was suspended by the Supreme Court, leaving tenants vulnerable to homelessness. Over 11 million renters have had trouble paying rent on time during the pandemic as unemployment blanketed the nation. The temporary halt on evictions did not absolve renters from the responsibility of paying … Continue reading Eviction Moratorium Cancelled: Resources for Tenants Moving Forward

Foreclosure and Exploitation: Older Man Coerced into Agreeing to Enter an Unfair Payment Agreement

Richard, 64, and his siblings, inherited the father’s home in 2018 along with roughly $9000 in past due property taxes including penalties and interest. After their father’s passing, Richard moved into the home, maintaining the property and paying the bills which included making payments towards the taxes.  When the Covid pandemic hit, Richard had trouble keeping up with the payments and with the threat of foreclosure looming, he sought relief in the … Continue reading Foreclosure and Exploitation: Older Man Coerced into Agreeing to Enter an Unfair Payment Agreement

Connecting Texas Kids to Coverage: Back to School Medical Coverage

Having high quality, affordable health coverage is beneficial for children and their families. With children heading back to school in August, coverage will help parents can rest easy knowing their children can get the routine preventive care that keeps them healthy and the medical help they need if they get sick or injured.  Healthy children are better … Continue reading Connecting Texas Kids to Coverage: Back to School Medical Coverage

LSLA’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Participates in Roundtable Discussion on the Child Tax Credit

On Thursday, July 15, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher hosted a Child Tax Credit roundtable to spread the word and inform local families about the impact of CTC, what to expect, and how to access it if they qualify. Staff attorney Adam Matlock, from our Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, attended as participant and local legal aid representative.  … Continue reading LSLA’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Participates in Roundtable Discussion on the Child Tax Credit

Eviction Moratorium Extended Until October

In response to the recent developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a new order to extend the eviction moratorium until October 3, 2021. The new order will “temporarily halt evictions in counties with heightened levels of community transmission” to prevent tenants from being evicted and help combat the … Continue reading Eviction Moratorium Extended Until October