Lone Star Legal Aid
Military and Veterans Unit
Across the Texas Gulf Coast, low-income veterans living in communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey have seen their circumstances worsened significantly by the pandemic. These veterans and their family members face issues related to unemployment, food insecurity, public benefits eligibility, inability to pay rent and mortgages, rising domestic violence, nursing home discharges, and the risk of homelessness. These challenges are compounded by mounting debt and the possibility of bankruptcy if they are unable to secure effective legal representation. Collectively, these issues have created new and unanticipated legal problems for large numbers of low-income Texas veterans and their family members. Over the last 15 years, Lone Star Legal Aid (LSLA) has become an expert in disaster legal services, and that knowledge and skillset has transitioned extremely well to the current pandemic. With this grant from BWF and QHF, LSLA will connect with and help 140 veteran households navigate legal barriers to well-being across the Texas Gulf Coast.
This grants is made possible through our BWF-Qatar Harvey Fund (QHF) Partnership.