Town Hall Addresses Community Concerns Surrounding Cancer Cluster

On January 21, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee held a Town Hall at Phillis Wheatley High School in Houston’s Fifth Ward, where a recent cancer cluster investigation by the Texas Department of State Health Services found higher than expected rates of cancers of the lung and bronchus, esophagus, and larynx in Fifth Ward and Kashmere Gardens … Continue reading Town Hall Addresses Community Concerns Surrounding Cancer Cluster

Lone Star Legal Aid, Combined Arms, and SBP USA Collaborate to Help Veterans in Disaster Recovery

Houston, Texas – Lone Star Legal Aid, a free civil legal aid provider; Combined Arms, a one stop shop for Veterans resources; and SBP USA, a team focused on fortifying people against unnecessary suffering, have joined forces with Bob Woodruff Foundation grant funds to find and refer veterans to one another.  BWF’s key focus areas … Continue reading Lone Star Legal Aid, Combined Arms, and SBP USA Collaborate to Help Veterans in Disaster Recovery

January 24th – February 1st is Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week & January 25th is Earned Income Credit Awareness Day

Houston, TX - Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week aims to warn the public about tax ID thieves and IRS impostors. Tax identity theft occurs when someone uses your Social Security Number (SSN) to file a phony return and claim your refund. IRS impostors are scammers who pretend they are calling from the IRS claiming you … Continue reading January 24th – February 1st is Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week & January 25th is Earned Income Credit Awareness Day

Figuring Out FEMA – Webinar, January 29, 2020

Houston, TX - Lone Star Legal Aid's Shrushti Kothari, Disaster Relief Unit Staff Attorney, collaborated with Pro Bono Net in their creation of "Figuring Out FEMA," a project they worked on with Center for Urban Pedagogy and designed by Carmen Lopez. "Figuring Out FEMA" is a pocket-sized visual resource for disaster survivors. The project is … Continue reading Figuring Out FEMA – Webinar, January 29, 2020