TRLA provides civil legal aid to 23,000 low-income Texans every year. We protect the rights of vulnerable people, defending them against everything from consumer fraud to illegal evictions to home foreclosures. We help veterans get the benefits they’ve earned and represent domestic abuse survivors who need protective orders. Here is some of what TRLA accomplished in 2018:
Provided legal services to more than 1,500 Hurricane Harvey survivors, helping many of them obtain federal disaster aid and private insurance benefits that were unfairly denied to them.
Represented 58 victims of human trafficking.
Represented more than 6,000 family violence survivors, helping them find safety and security.
Helped 900 migrant farmworkers secure their rights and back wages.
TRLA has partnered with the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association (ABA), and the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) to assist victims of devastating June flooding in the Rio Grande Valley.
TRLA’s advocacy on behalf of low-income Texans is highlighted in recent stories by Bloomberg Law, Texas Tribune, Texas Observer, Center for Public Integrity/PRI, and other media.