Housing and Financial Matters

 

Ensuring your home is a safe place to live, and helping you navigate bankruptcy, eviction, debt collection, and other financial issues.

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Eviction Helpline

For qualified individuals in rural counties, TLSC can give information and advice regarding eviction relief. Attorneys can negotiate with landlords so tenants can stay in their homes. Attorneys can also help tenants access local rent and utility programs.  

 

For some individuals, TLSC can provide in-court representation. 

ELIGIBILITY
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Must be income eligible. You must live in a rural Texas county as defined by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

The Legal Hotline for Texans

If you are age 60 or older, attorneys can give you legal advice — all for free and over the phone. We offer counsel and advice on certain civil (non-criminal) legal matters like:  

 

Home Ownership and Property Issues

Landlord/Renter Issues (for the Renter)​

Consumer Issues (Ex. Bankruptcy, Collections, Repossession, and Contracts)

The Legal Hotline for Texans can also help eligible callers navigate public benefits, Medicaid, Medicare, Advance Directives, Power of Attorney, and Adult Guardianship. 

This program provides counsel and advice only — we cannot draft legal documents, engage in negotiations with third parties, or go to court. 

ELIGIBILITY

You must be 60 or older or a Medicare Beneficiary. 
 

HOW TO GET HELP

The Legal Hotline for Texans
Monday - Friday | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

800.622.2520, Option 3

Veterans Foreclosure Prevention Project

The Veterans Foreclosure Prevention Project is a statewide project dedicated to providing legal assistance at no charge to low-income veterans, their spouses, their dependents, and surviving spouses of deceased veterans. 

We work with low-income veterans and their families to prevent foreclosure, navigate bankruptcy, and provide consumer protections from predatory lending, deceptive trade practices, and debt collection violation. 

ELIGIBILITY

You must be a Texas resident. You must be a veteran or the spouse, surviving spouse, or a dependent (a minor child or an adult child with disabilities living with the parents) of a veteran.

Your household income must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. 

HOW TO GET HELP

Veterans Foreclosure Prevention Project

Monday - Friday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

800.622.2520, Option 2

Learn More About veterans'-specific financial issues on our partner site TexasLawHelp.org