Texas (TX) Civil Legal Aid

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Civil Legal Aid Providers Related to This Geographic Area

American Gateways (Austin, TX) -- Consists of non-profit providers of immigration legal services in the nation. Founded in 1987 as the Political Asylum Project of Austin by attorneys and community leaders.

Beacon Law (Houston) -- Pro bono legal assistance program of the Beacon, a nonprofit launched in 2005 that serves the poor and homeless in Houston and Harris County.

Catholic Charities of Dallas -- Serves, advocates for, and empowers people in need regardless of race, religion, age, gender, or national origin and calls the community to action. Founded in 1981.

Equal Justice Center (TX) -- A non-profit law firm and employment justice organization which empowers low-income families, workers, and communities.

Greater Waco Legal Services (TX) -- Texas nonprofit founded by the former head of Mission Waco Legal Services.

Houston Volunteer Lawyers -- The pro bono legal aid arm of the Houston Bar Association.

Inclusive Communities Project (ICP) (TX) -- Works toward thriving racially and economically inclusive communities, expansion of fair and affordable housing, and redress for the harmful effects of discrimination and segregation.

Organizations (not Providers) Related to This Geographic Area

Selected, incomplete list of organizations that have done something relating to civil legal aid. Listing below does not imply endorsement.

Border Network for Human Rights (Texas) (BNHR) -- Founded in 1998, BNHR serves Texas and southern NM and is one of the leading human rights advocacy and immigration reform organizations located at the U.S./Mexico Border.

Texas Access to Justice Commission (TATJ) -- Created by the Supreme Court of Texas in 2001 and charged with developing and implementing initiatives designed to expand access to, and enhance the quality of, justice.

Texas Access to Justice Foundation (TAJF) -- Leading funding source for legal aid in Texas. With TAJF funding, legal aid organizations provide assistance in civil matters to more than 100,000 low-income Texas families each year.

Other Information Sources

Access to Justice Initiative: Texas Access to Justice Commission (TATJ)

LSC state grantee profile: LSC-Funded Programs in Texas

National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel: Texas

American Bar Association: Resources for people without a lawyer in Texas

Press Clips Covering This Geographic Area

Experiment with post-Harvey housing helps far fewer than expected
March 9, 2018 | Houston Chronicle | Rebecca Elliott , James Drew | News Story

This Texas Law Lets Your Landlord Take Your TV If You Don’t Pay Rent
February 28, 2018 | KUT (Austin) | Syeda Hasan | Audio, News Story

Legal aid for low-income Texans cut under proposed 2019 White House budget
February 23, 2018 | KXAN (Local NBC, Austin, TX) | Steffi Lee | News Story

Families wait for FEMA help, nonprofit gets results
February 15, 2018 | KRIS-TV (Corpus Christi) | Jessica Savage | News Story, Video

Disaster victim activists concerned about FEMA’s fairness, transparency
January 25, 2018 | Houston Chronicle | Mike Snyder | News Story

Hurricane Dolly Victims Receive FEMA Assistance 10 Years Later
January 5, 2018 | KRGV (Rio Grande Valley, Texas) | Jennifer Carpenter | News Story

Harvey victims say FEMA hotel program plagued by confusion
December 18, 2017 | Texas Tribune | Giulia Afiune | News Story

November 14, 2017 | Newsweek | Nicole Rodriguez | News Story

Did The Government Do Enough To Accommodate Disabled At D-SNAP Registration? Suit Says No
November 14, 2017 | WLRN (South Florida) | Wilson Sayre | Audio, News Story

Texas program to provide legal help to veterans goes national
November 10, 2017 | Austin American-Statesman | Jeremy Schwartz | News Story