The Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas has awarded a $25,000 grant to support Houston Volunteer Lawyers’ efforts to provide legal representation to low-income households who have a legal issue caused by Hurricane Harvey and who cannot afford an attorney, particularly in cases that involve litigation.

According to a news release, Houston Volunteer Lawyers (HVL) will assist low-income households who have been denied FEMA assistance based on the preexisting condition of the home, who are facing foreclosure or bankruptcy due to financial strain after the storm, or who are fighting insurance denials or undervaluation of damage.

“HVL is committed to assisting these families and individuals, who were denied assistance and who are at risk of losing their homes, through this generous grant from the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas,” said Wafa Abdin, HVL executive director.

HVL is the service arm of the Houston Bar Association.