Texas

The COVID-19 pandemic cost millions of people their jobs, which means paying rent in the last two months became nearly impossible. Housing advocates hoped Texas would change its mind, but last week...
Legal Aid of Northwest Texas is providing virtual help to people facing unemployment, foreclosures and more. Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Legal Aid’s Amarillo-area office is hosting a free...
As Texas reopens, most workers who cannot work remotely are understandably worried about their health and safety. Some do not know whether it’s better to stay home for the health of their families,...
The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers approved a set of principles over the weekend that includes discouraging criminal charges or incarceration across-the-board for coronavirus crimes...
As the number of COVID-19 cases in Texas continues to rise, and the state continues to open up, some workers across the state are worried and wonder if they’ll be protected in the future. Kathryn...
The Texas economy has gradually started reopening this month. Many remain without jobs and the statewide halting of evictions, as well as trials, hearings, and other procedures are coming to an end...
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...

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