Texas

Self-help evictions are rare, but the economic damage inflicted by the coronavirus appears to have escalated the threat. Stuart Campbell, a Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas attorney said he’s had three...
Consumer debt hit $14.3 trillion during the first quarter, right as the pandemic began to unfold in the U.S, but the coronavirus will not stop creditors from calling or even filing lawsuits. While...
Eviction moratoriums across the country are keeping people in their apartments, but millions of Americans could not make their rent payments April 1. They cannot pay May 1 either. And when the bans...
Rev Torres is part of the Texas Taxpayer Assistance Project, a division of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. In a podcast with Mario Muñoz, Torres discusses the supplemental security income program, among...
As the end of the eviction moratorium approaches, Judge Sergio De Leon, who oversees a Justice of the Peace court has been trying to educate Fort Worth residents on evictions. He teamed with Legal...
Texas suspended eviction proceedings in court until April 30, making it so tenants who can’t pay can’t be put out on the streets. But there’s no clear guideline for what happens to people in extended...
What protections do workers have in that they event they feel unsafe at work? In a recent announcement, the Department of Labor stated that workers who refuse to return to work out of general safety...
Pro bono lawyers who advocate for indigent Texans are concerned that predatory debt collectors will try to raid bank accounts as soon as the federal government began to deliver much-anticipated...
While low-wage workers are the most likely to suffer from the impacts of coronavirus, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid is available to help as people navigate their employment issues during the pandemic...
As the state comptroller forecasts that the unemployment rate in Texas will soon hit 9 percent, housing advocates across the state expect to see a parallel increase in eviction cases as well...

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