You have reached Lone Star Legal Aid’s resources for Texas individuals and families impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It contains information from us as well as links to resources from trusted organizations.
If you need immediate legal assistance, you can reach us to apply for our services over the telephone at 1-800-733-8394. You can also apply for our services online here.
FEMA Funeral Benefits
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.
Stop Texas Eviction Tool
Do you live in Texas and can’t afford your rent? Are you afraid your landlord will evict you? We are here to help. Stop TX Eviction is a new online portal intended to help you understand your rights and the eviction process, and locate rent assistance to get caught up.
Make sure to click “Get Started now” if you would like to
- Get legal information about the eviction process and your rights.
- Get access to important documents you can give to your landlord or the court.
- Apply for legal assistance from organizations in your area that provide free legal services to qualifying tenants.
- Find out about rental assistance and other resources in your area and how to apply.
- Chat with a real lawyer about your questions regarding eviction.
CDC Eviction Declaration
The CDC issued an order that stops evictions for nonpayment of rent through 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:
Please review the declaration carefully and make sure you meet all of the conditions before submitting.
LSLA CARES Tool
Lone Star Legal Aid has created a new tool, LSLA CARES, to help you search the many public databases available to find out if your property is subject to the CARES Act. See if your property is covered below.
Check out our blog posts for information on pandemic-related orders, news, and extensions.
Lone Star Legal Aid is one of a number of organizations that support www.TexasLawHelp.org. We post our community education materials on that site as a public service.
Other links to recovery programs can be found on https://www.disasterlegalaid.org.