You have reached Lone Star Legal Aid’s resources for Texas individuals and families impacted by Severe Winter Storm (DR-4586-TX). 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.

Resources

Texas Winter Storm Resource – Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Texas Winter Storm Resource – Small Business Administration Loans

Texas Winter Storm Resource – How to Avoid Home Repair Fraud in the Wake of Disaster

Texas Winter Storm Resource – Replacement SNAP (Food Stamps)

Texas Winter Storm Resource – What can FEMA do for me?

Texas Winter Storm Resource – How to Submit a Homeowners Insurance Claim

Texas Winter Storm Resource – Renter’s Rights, How to Request Repairs from Landlord

Texas Winter Storm Resource – How to Spot and Report Price Gouging

Printable Flyers

Texas Winter Storms Statewide Hotline Flyer (English, Spanish, Vietnamese)

Home Repair Fraud (English, Spanish, Vietnamese)

Replacement SNAP (Food Stamps) (English, Spanish, Vietnamese)

What can FEMA do for me? (English, Spanish, Vietnamese)

Insurance Steps (English, Spanish, Vietnamese)

Renter’s Rights (English, Spanish, Vietnamese)

Other Announcements

Public Utility Commission Halts Disconnection of Service for Those Unable to Pay Steep Bills

Internal Revenue Service Extends Tax Filing Deadline to June 15, 2021

Griddy Customers’ Electric Bills of over $29.1 million Have Been Wiped


FEMA declared counties as of February 25, 2021:


Report Storm Damage

Impacted Houstonians can complete this survey to help capture the disaster recovery need in our community so that we can advocate for the right programs to get funding and demonstrate need for ongoing fundraising efforts. 


Other Resources

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 along with other legal aid groups throughout Texas. There are legal resources, forms, videos, and more.

Other links to recovery programs can be found on LSC’s Legal Aid Disaster Resource Center https://www.ladrc.org/disasters/texas-severe-winter-storms/ and on https://www.disasterlegalaid.org.


Disaster Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer to help Texans recover from disasters, like Texas Winter Storm Uri, by visiting the statewide Texas Disaster Legal Help portal. Thanks to the generous support of the Legal Services Corporation, three Texas grantees partnered to develop the portal. This portal allows licensed attorneys throughout the State of Texas to review cases from all three organizations. The portal also connects volunteers to carefully tailored educational and training materials so they can learn about the different laws impacting Texans during a disaster. Volunteers can also take advantage of the site’s “chat” room to ask questions of mentors at our agencies. 

TEXAS DISASTER LEGAL HELP – STATEWIDE PORTAL