We champion equal justice for homeless, low-income individuals and remedy the conditions that burden and marginalize them.
90% of America's civil legal aid need goes unmet, but that's not the case with our Beacon Law program. Volunteers help Beacon Law meet the legal needs of Houston's homeless.
We will be accepting new applications for legal services starting Monday, January 13th.
While our intake is closed, clients may contact Lone Star Legal Aid at 713-652-0077 or Houston Volunteer Lawyers at 713-228-0735.
We currently hold intake and provide legal advice and counsel at The Beacon Day Center on Mondays, excluding major holidays. Arrive by 8 AM to register for services.
We also conduct intake through other coordinating shelters in the Houston area. If you are receiving services in a Houston area shelter, speak with your case manager regarding service.
ID Restoration including but not limited to resolving traffic warrants, license holds, birth certificate issues.
Assistance with Social Security, Veteran Benefits, Disability/ADA and other elder law.
Housing Law including Landlord/Tenant disputes, Foresclosure and Title disputes.
Employment/Labor Law including criminal history correction, Wills and Estates, Consumer Law.
In 2018, we...
Served 2,215 unduplicated individuals.
Resolved 4,345 legal cases
Helped realize over $1.9 million in direct benefits to clients