FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 Houston, Texas – On September 29th, Under the Radar Brewery will be hosting a fundraiser benefiting Lone Star Legal Aid. LSLA’s Houston headquarters suffered an explosion and fire on the Monday following the first landfall of Hurricane Harvey, leaving attorneys and staff without a place to return to work. … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Local Brewery to Host Fundraiser for Lone Star Legal Aid
Texas may have lost important documents like birth certificates, Social Security cards, and even driver's licenses after the floods from Hurricane Harvey. The Department of Health and Human Services has announced that they will take a client statement rather than the normal identifying documentation required when applying for D-SNAP (disaster snap benefits.) “We have Texas … Continue reading HHS Accepting Client Statement as ID for D-SNAP Applications
Residents of this South Conroe neighborhood in rural Montgomery County were living amongst the mold and trash that sat on their front yards and lined the streets for over a week. In many cases, they had water up to their ceilings and large numbers of them have tragically lost everything their families owned.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 Port Arthur, Texas– Lone Star Legal Aid’s Beaumont Office has filed a request for a temporary restraining order that will force a landlord to halt efforts to discard a tenant’s belongings on the street following Hurricane Harvey flooding. Granted yesterday, the TRO will give the displaced and evacuated tenant … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Lone Star Legal Aid Granted Temporary Restraining Order Against Port Arthur Landlord
All offices closed in the anticipation and aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, are now open, Houston being an exception. All of our branch offices are operating their normal business hours and routine, in addition to providing disaster legal services and triaging calls for the Houston office. At this time, the Houston office remains closed for all … Continue reading With the exception of Houston, all offices closed for Harvey, are now open
If there is any vibe you pick up when you first start working for Lone Star Legal Aid, it's the "can do" attitude that C.E.O. Paul Furrh exudes. That mindset has been instilled in all of our staff and that is exactly why we have been able to continue our mission after being displaced ourselves. … Continue reading Offering Legal Aid After Harvey, The New Yorker
Undocumented immigrants may be eligible for Crisis Counseling or Disaster Legal Services, and other short-term, non-cash, emergency aid. You will not be asked to provide any information about your immigration status.
LSLA is continuing to roll with the punches and is up and running. Our phone systems are still down, but we have been able to use our fax lines in order for our open offices to continue our mission. Fax machines have been disconnected and phones have been connected so that we can still take … Continue reading Rolling with the punches
In response to Hurricane Harvey, Texans who get SNAP food benefits can buy hot food such as rotisserie chicken and prepared foods from a store's deli through Sept. 30 at retailers who accept SNAP. For more information about the Special Disaster Rules for SNAP Benefits, click here.