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This toolkit is designed to give you information about your electric utility rights in Texas. This toolkit was developed by Texas ROSE (Ratepayers’ Organization to Save Energy).
This article contains videos you can watch to learn how to recover from a disaster. The videos and content were done by the State Bar of Texas.
This article is intended to help advocates and others who help people who experience the often difficult transition from incarceration to the dominant society. It summarizes some of the legal hurdles caused by a criminal record and provides guidance on how to effectively manage these barriers to re-entry. It is written by...
This article tells you about your options if you are facing bankruptcy, you have options. This article was written by a TexasLawHelp volunteer. 
Lonestar Legal Aid has created a guide to help you avoid contractor fraud after a disaster. 
This article talks about nuisance. Nuisance is when a neighbor does something that keeps you from enjoying your home in peace.
This article can tell you about dealing with bed bugs as a tenant. Specifically, whether you or the landlord will be required to pay for bedbug removal. This article was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. 
The Houston Bar Association's Consumer Law Handbook contains information on credit, resolving disputes, buying a car, the Deceptive Trade Practices Act, landlord and tenant issues, and more. This handbook was written by the Houston Bar Association.   
This article tells you about contracts for deed. A contract for deed is a contract in which the buyer pays for land by making monthly payments for a period of years. The buyer does not own or have title to the land until all the payments have been made under the contact. This article was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid.   
This article tells you about the American with Disabilities Act, disability anti-discrimination laws, and more. This article was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. 
This article tells you about whether your property taxes can be reduced after a disaster, homestead exemptions, and more. This article was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. 
This article provides information on Private Easements, Easements by Implication as well as other deed restriction information. This article was provided by Texas A&M Real Estate Center.
This TexasLawHelp.org article highlights a handbook on Texas elder law. The Elder Law Handbook covers information such as powers of attorney, guardianship, Medicaid, wills, and more. It was written by the Houston Bar Association. 
This article provides information about estate planning in Texas. Estate planning means making a plan for how you want to divide your property after you die. Part of estate planning is deciding in advance who should be in charge of your medical and financial affairs if you are unable to make important decisions for yourself....
This article answers some questions about purchasing a home through a long-term executory contract instead of taking out a mortgage.
Lonestar Legal Aid
Gentrification is when a neighborhood changes in a way that makes it hard for some residents to stay in their homes. Learn more about gentrification here.
This article tells you practical steps you can take to handle home insurance claims, especially after a natural disaster. This article was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid.  
A displaced tenant is someone who has to move due to a government action, such as eminent domain or zoning rules. Learn about programs that can help displaced Texans.
The Texas Public Utility Commission has temporarily halted electricity, water, and sewage shutoffs due to Winter Storm Uri. It is not clear at this time how long shutoffs will be suspended.