CHIP and Texas Children’s Medicaid Renewal Application Extension and Updates

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons relating to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The act gives all American businesses, with fewer than 500 employees, funds to provide employees with paid leave, either for the employee's own … Continue reading CHIP and Texas Children’s Medicaid Renewal Application Extension and Updates

Public Utility Commission Halts Disconnection of Service for Those Unable to Pay Steep Bills

Following last week’s winter storm, many Texas consumers saw their wholesale electricity rates shoot up significantly, leaving them worried that their power would be disconnected if they were unable to make their utility payments. The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) has put in place several orders last Sunday that aim to protect Texans from … Continue reading Public Utility Commission Halts Disconnection of Service for Those Unable to Pay Steep Bills

FACES OF EVICTION AND HEALTH CARE: Family Illegally Locked out of Home and in Need for Health Benefits

Gregory, a Houston father, contracted COVID-19 and then his family’s life took a turn for the worst. Gregory lost his job due to contracting the virus, his landlord illegally locked the entire family of their home for not being able to come up with enough money to pay the rent, and they had no medical … Continue reading FACES OF EVICTION AND HEALTH CARE: Family Illegally Locked out of Home and in Need for Health Benefits

Free legal assistance available for low-income individuals affected by the 2021 Texas winter storm

JOINT PRESS RELEASE  February 23, 2021  AUSTIN—The State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, and legal aid providers across the state  remind Texans that a toll-free legal assistance hotline is available to low-income individuals and families affected by the Texas winter storm that began February 11.   The hotline—800-504-7030—is available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese … Continue reading Free legal assistance available for low-income individuals affected by the 2021 Texas winter storm

Texas Winter Storm Resource – Small Business Administration Loans

If you’ve applied for FEMA and have been denied, you may receive a phone call to advise you of ways to apply for the Small Business Administration (SBA). If referred to the SBA, a loan application must be completed and returned to be considered for a loan. The SBA gives low-interest disaster loans. You don’t … Continue reading Texas Winter Storm Resource – Small Business Administration Loans