Houston Volunteer Lawyers is offering low-income individuals who may face eviction proceedings the opportunity to apply for free legal representation.
Applications may be submitted online at makejusticehappen.org/Apply-Online, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and by fax to 713-228-5826. Applicants should be prepared to give as much information about their case as possible, including an eviction case number if available. HVL is expediting eviction applications as the Texas Supreme Court moratorium on evictions for nonpayment expired on May 18 and court proceedings are expected to resume on June 1.
“HVL is trying to match as many eligible, low-income Houstonians as possible with volunteer attorneys,” said Bill Kroger, Houston Bar Association president, in a news release. “And if you are seeking help with an eviction, please apply with HVL as quickly as possible so that we can try to place your case and be mindful of deadlines. We are here to help, but can only do so if you reach out to us.”
A legal caseworker will notify each applicant if other documents are required. If an application is accepted, HVL will try to place the case with a volunteer attorney. Translators and other accommodation requests can be made by calling 713-228-0735 or by email at email@example.com.
For more information about Houston Volunteer Lawyers, known as the pro bono legal aid arm of the Houston Bar Association, go to makejusticehappen.org, and for more information about the Houston Bar Association, go to hba.org.