New Findings of Childhood Cancer in Cluster Found in Northeast Houston

HOUSTON (Jan. 20, 2021) -- Residents of Northeast Houston are calling on the company responsible for decades of creosote contamination in their community to move them out of harm’s way after the state of Texas found high numbers of childhood cancers. The Department of State Health Services' findings come 13 months after it identified 10 … Continue reading New Findings of Childhood Cancer in Cluster Found in Northeast Houston

Lone Star Legal Aid Launches New Texas Crime Victim Legal Assistance Network Website

Houston, TX – Lone Star Legal Aid is excited to announce the launch of the new Texas Crime Victim Legal Assistance Network website (“Network”). The fresh face website features new functions for both partners and survivors, and a more user-friendly interface for the dashboard. In addition to the upgrades being made to the existing features, … Continue reading Lone Star Legal Aid Launches New Texas Crime Victim Legal Assistance Network Website

COVID-19 Resource: What You Need to Know About the Second Stimulus Check

With the recent passage of an additional, second stimulus check, Americans are wondering when they will get their payments. Lone Star Legal Aid’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) prepared answers to the most common stimulus-related questions they are receiving. What is the stimulus? Stimulus payments, also called Recovery Rebate or Economic Impact credits, allow eligible … Continue reading COVID-19 Resource: What You Need to Know About the Second Stimulus Check

Eviction Protections Set to Continue into 2021

With at least 4 million Texans having filed for unemployment since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been a significant increase in eviction cases as well. Tenants and landlords have been awaiting an update on the federal moratorium on evictions, which was initially set to expire on December 31, 2020. On Monday, Congress passed … Continue reading Eviction Protections Set to Continue into 2021