News Story (Texas)
Lomi Kriel, Roque Planas
Houston Chronicle, Huffington Post
October 26, 2017
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Tags: Disaster Recovery, Housing: Landlord-Tenant
Organizations mentioned/involved: Lone Star Legal Aid
They qualify for little in the way of state and federal aid, and many are afraid to seek help at all, fearing deportation.
Instead they largely fend for themselves, sinking deeper underground and becoming even more susceptible to abuse.
“They are the perfect victims,” said Mark Grandich, a lawyer with Lone Star Legal Aid, a Houston nonprofit. “It’s so easy to take advantage of them. You have to be able to fight for your rights, and people who aren’t documented often don’t have that ability.”