Lone Star Legal Aid Attorneys Chosen as 2021 Racial Injustice Fellows by The Shriver Center

The Shriver Center on Poverty Law has announced the 47 fellows that have been selected to partake in the 2020 Racial Justice Institute, “a leadership program that equips and coordinates anti-poverty advocates to affirmatively advance racial equity.” Attorneys Ashea Jones and Deborah Concepcion will be representing Lone Star Legal Aid as they explore racial equity … Continue reading Lone Star Legal Aid Attorneys Chosen as 2021 Racial Injustice Fellows by The Shriver Center

Lone Star Legal Aid and Staff Awarded Three 2021 Pro Bono Excellence Awards

Lone Star Legal Aid and Staff Awarded Three 2021 Pro Bono Excellence Awards Annually, the State Bar of Texas Committee for Legal Services to the Poor in Civil Matters presents awards to individuals, groups, and entities that perform exceptional work in the field of legal services to the poor. Lone Star Legal Aid and staff … Continue reading Lone Star Legal Aid and Staff Awarded Three 2021 Pro Bono Excellence Awards

Lone Star Legal Aid’s Fair Housing Team Protects Affordable Housing in Houston

Houston, TX - In every large city in America, a small amount of housing is reserved for the poor, but it’s usually located in poor neighborhoods: with poor access to transportation, groceries, and jobs. Luckily, conditions improve when neighborhoods gentrify, except long-term residents don’t usually benefit from the improvements. Rising rents usually force out them, … Continue reading Lone Star Legal Aid’s Fair Housing Team Protects Affordable Housing in Houston

COVID-19 Resource – FEMA to Provide Financial Assistance for Funeral Expenses for Deaths Related to Coronavirus (Covid-19)

On April 12, 2021, FEMA began accepting applications for financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020, for deaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19), to help ease some financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic. We’ve put together answers to common questions from FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Individuals and Households Program Policy. How … Continue reading COVID-19 Resource – FEMA to Provide Financial Assistance for Funeral Expenses for Deaths Related to Coronavirus (Covid-19)

CDC Order Preventing Eviction Extended Until June 30, 2021

The CDC order that stops evictions for nonpayment of rent has been extended to the end of June 2021. In order to get this protection from eviction, tenants are required to submit a declaration to their landlord. Below you will find a declaration in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese: DECLARATION (ENGLISH); DECLARATION (SPANISH); AND  DECLARATION (VIETNAMESE). Please … Continue reading CDC Order Preventing Eviction Extended Until June 30, 2021