Lone Star Legal Aid’s EJ Team to Develop Client-Based Mobile App for Reporting Environmental Concerns

Houston, TX - Lone Star Legal Aid clients will soon be able to report and track their environmental concerns through a new mobile app. LSLA's Environmental Justice Team, part of the Equitable Development Initiative, proposed this client-based application as a tool that community members will be able to use for reporting and tracking environmental issues … Continue reading Lone Star Legal Aid’s EJ Team to Develop Client-Based Mobile App for Reporting Environmental Concerns

Acres Homes Community Breathes Easier as Concrete Batch Plant Abandons Plans

Houston, TX - In a stunning reversal of plans, a concrete batch plant operator has withdrawn its application for a permit to operate next to homes and across the street from Highland Park and Community Center, a vital community gathering space and park in Acres Homes, a historic community of color in Northwest Houston. Hundreds … Continue reading Acres Homes Community Breathes Easier as Concrete Batch Plant Abandons Plans

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

Houston Community Fights for Clean Air Amidst Concrete Batch Plant Threat

Photo by Colin Cox HOUSTON, TX – Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner held a press conference on January 7th in Acres Homes, a historic community of color in Northwest Houston where a concrete batch plant is attempting to secure a permit to operate its facility next to a residential home and across the street from Highland … Continue reading Houston Community Fights for Clean Air Amidst Concrete Batch Plant Threat