Houston, TX- Lone Star Legal Aid has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US) and the widely recognized shopping … Continue reading Lone Star Legal Aid Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement
Texas veterans are invited to participate in Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week (TVLAW), a statewide effort in honor of Veteran’s Day coordinated by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation and legal aid programs across the state. During the week of Nov. 6-10, legal aid programs, local bar associations, law schools and pro bono private lawyers … Continue reading Free Legal Help is Available for Veterans
Houston, TX (Baton Rouge, LA) – What seemed like immediately after news spread about our Houston office fire, we received outpourings of support from our sister agencies, law firms, and law schools around the country. They, like us, were baffled by the chain of events in Houston at the time. Through social media channels, we … Continue reading LSU Law Caravan Delivers Donated Furniture, Tech & Supplies to LSLA
Chief Justice Nathan Hecht and Lone Star Legal Aid CEO Paul Furrh visited with LSLA staff at our temporary office space at McGuireWoods LLP. The worldwide firm donated office space to us following the fire at our Houston office in the middle of Hurricane Harvey. Chief Justice Hecht found our Equitable Development Initiative busy at … Continue reading Chief Justice Nathan Hecht Visits Lone Star Legal Aid’s Temporary Office
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
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.