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The Texas Workforce Commission, an agency that oversees unemployment benefits, estimates that it overpaid by $32 million, the Houston Chronicle reported Monday. The commission has sent 46,000 notices...
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid’s team of housing attorneys received more than triple the requests for landlord/tenant-related assistance this May compared to that of 2019, according to Equal Justice Works...
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) staff share tools to help low-income homeowners and renters navigate the complexity of new federal housing laws to see what rules they may benefit from. TRLA built a...
The Texas Supreme Court halted that state's eviction proceedings on March 19, a move hailed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott as a "lifeline to many Texans who are beginning to feel the economic impact...
If the flood of evictions Leslie Burgoyne expected after a coronavirus-related moratorium expired isn’t here yet, her current caseload will keep her busy enough until it arrives. “I’ve gotten quite a...
Courts in Virginia resumed hearing eviction cases on May 18. Other courts in Georgia, Ohio, Texas, and 13 other states (including Virginia) have also resumed hearing eviction cases. The end of state...
Legal Aid Of Northwest Texas staff reached out to KCBD to share advice and tips on tenants’ rights and evictions. “We want everyone to know that tenants, even that have fallen behind on rent, the...
Lone Star Legal Aid announced the launch of its Eviction HELP Project , a self-guided tool that helps Texas renters to fight evictions during the COVID 19 Pandemic. The Eviction HELP Project helps...
Hundreds of debt collection lawsuits have been filed since Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster because of COVID-19 in mid-March, including more than 345 suits brought by facilities...
As criminal courts grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, some in the legal industry wonder whether a virtual jury trial could be next. As Zoom becomes a regular fixture in courts, some are concerned...

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