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

Texas Winter Storm Resource – How to Avoid Home Repair Fraud in the Wake of Disaster

In the aftermath of the Texas winter storm, which resulted in more snow than the state has seen since 1968, many Texans are desperately seeking help for the physical damage their homes have sustained. While this disaster has brought many communities together, it has also opened the doors to inevitable scams, like price gouging or … Continue reading Texas Winter Storm Resource – How to Avoid Home Repair Fraud in the Wake of Disaster

Texas Winter Storm Recovery – Facebook Live Legal Information Session – Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 1 PM CST

Lone Star Legal Aid is hosting a Facebook Live event on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 1:00 PM CST to discuss recovery from Texas Severe Winter Storm (DR-4586-TX), now a federally declared disaster. Texans are still feeling the effects of the deep freeze that swept through the state over the last week, leaving many with … Continue reading Texas Winter Storm Recovery – Facebook Live Legal Information Session – Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 1 PM CST

Texas Winter Storm Resource – Replacement SNAP (Food Stamps)

Thousands of Texas families lost all the food in their fridges after lengthy power outages and while enduring record low temperatures. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has received federal approval to allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (food stamps) recipients to apply for replacement benefits for food lost or destroyed due to … Continue reading Texas Winter Storm Resource – Replacement SNAP (Food Stamps)