Purpose Each year at the end of July, the world recognizes World Day Against Trafficking and this year’s focus is on first responders. These are the people who work in different sectors such as identifying, supporting counseling and seeking justice for victims of trafficking. Trafficking is a serious crime and violation of human rights. Thousands … Continue reading July 30 was World Day Against Trafficking
For tenants facing eviction, the Supreme Court of Texas issued its 20th Emergency Order on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. The order applies to rental properties covered by the CARES Act and requires landlords to make three statements about the rental property. First, the landlord must state that the tenant was provided with a 30 day … Continue reading COVID-19 – Renter’s Rights: Lockouts and Utility Shutoffs
Every July, the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Defense, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Military Saves, and other consumer advocacy and military support organizations join for Military Consumer Protection Month in an effort to provide military consumers with resources about managing their money. 2020 has presented brand new challenges and this year, Lone Star … Continue reading July is Military Consumer Protection Month
Galveston, TX - Lone Star Legal Aid is going to Washington, D.C. to fight for Sandpiper Cove tenants in Galveston, Texas. On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, LSLA’s Fair Housing team and housing civil rights lawyers Mike Daniel and Laura Beshara of Daniel & Beshara, P.C. filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Housing and … Continue reading Galveston Tenants Sue HUD in Washington, D.C.
All Lone Star Legal Aid offices will be closed tomorrow, Friday, July 3, 2020, in observance of Independence Day. All offices will reopen on Monday, July 6, 2020. Texans can still apply for free legal help online at http://www.lonestarlegal.org. Have a safe and joyous holiday.