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.
The CDC issued an order that stops evictions for nonpayment of rent through the end of 2020. 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.
Texas Eviction HELP Project
If you are looking for information about the eviction process, you should click on the red button below to start the Texas Eviction HELP Interview. The interview provides useful information about the eviction process and links to trusted resources. The interview will also create court papers that you can file in eviction court based on the answers you provide to questions during the interview.
COVID-19 BENEFITS INTERVIEW
If you are looking for information about Covid-19 related benefits, you should click on the red button below to start the COVID-19 Benefits Interview. The interview provides useful information about benefits available to those affected economically by the Covid-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 FORECLOSURE INTERVIEW
This interview will help visitors understand what forbearance and loss mitigation are, how to determine their options to avoid falling behind on a mortgage, and provides visitors with a letter to send to their mortgage servicer and a referral to a legal aid organization in their area.
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 here.
Due to changing circumstances, this information may be superseded by current events, new laws and regulations, disaster declarations and extensions, court orders, and administrative agency decisions. While we will make every effort to update this information when possible, the user should always check for updates and be guided accordingly.
Evictions and Foreclosure
- COVID 19 FACES OF EVICTION | 7/1/20
- COVID-19 Homeowner Protections | 6/29/20
- COVID-19 Eviction Protections from the CARES Act | 5/22/20
- City of Houston launches 15 million covid-19 rental assistance program | 5/10/20
- COVID-19 Avoiding Foreclosure Under the CARES Act | 5/6/20
- COVID-19 Evictions in Texas 12th Emergency Order |4/30/20
- COVID-19 Evictions in Texas | 4/17/20
- COVID-19 Paid Leave | 7/20/20
- COVID-19 P-EBT Food Benefits for People with School Age Children | 5/27/20
- COVID-19 WIC Special Food stamps for pregnant women infants and children FAQs | 4/21/20
- COVID-19 Public Benefits FAQs | 4/8/20
- Medicaid and SNAP Benefits Continue for Lone Star Legal Aid Client | 3/28/20
- COVID-19 Debt Collection and Garnishment FAQs | 4/21/20
- COVID-19 Consumer FAQs | 3/30/20
- National Consumer Protection, Part 3: Coronavirus Scams | 3/18/20
- COVID-19 Forcing Families to Stay Home: Children are at a Higher Risk for Abuse | 6/19/20
- A Silent Pandemic: The Rise of Domestic Violence During COVID-19 | 6/22/20
- Isolation During the Coronavirus Can Be Dangerous for Domestic Violence Victims | 3/24/20
Economic Impact Payment
- COVID-19 Impacts on Compliance with and Enforcement of Environmental Laws | 5/21/20
- Disaster During a Pandemic – The Tornado that Hit Onalaska, Texas in the Midst of the Novel Coronavirus | 5/21/20
- Lone Star Legal Aid Launches Online Intake | 3/17/20
LSLA COVID-19 General Update | By Clarissa Ayala | March 26, 2020
COVID-19 Related Consumer Legal Tips | By Dana Karni | March 31, 2020
COVID-19 Related Unemployment Tips | By Jeff Larsen | April 3, 2020
COVID-19 and its Impacts on Veterans Benefits and other Public Benefits | By Military Veterans Unit | April 20, 2020
COVID-19 – Safety Planning Resources | By Crime Victim Unit | April 22, 2020
COVID-19 Economic Stimulus and Tax Information | By Low Income Taxpayer Clinic | April 29, 2020
COVID-19 SNAP (Food stamp) Benefits Information | By Public Benefits Unit | May 4, 2020
You can browse helpful publications on our MEDIA page.
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Other links to recovery programs can be found on https://www.disasterlegalaid.org.