Department of Neighborhoods

Press Release

2019 Will-A-Thon to Benefit Low-Income Residents
Volunteer attorneys will prepare wills free of charge for qualifying Houston residents
APPLICATION DEADLINE
March 28, 2019

March 19, 2019 -- The Department of Neighborhoods, the Houston Bar Association (HBA) Elder Law Committee, and Houston Volunteer Lawyers (HVL) announce the 2019 Will-A-Thon, designed to prepare estate planning documents for pre-approved eligible Houstonians free of charge.

Estate planning documents include simple wills, medical powers of attorney, HIPAA releases, declarations of a guardian, living wills, and durable powers of attorney.

Persons interested in receiving these services must complete a screening interview by phone at 713-228-0735 by March 28, 2019. Low-income individuals, persons over 60 years of age, people with disabilities and military veterans are eligible to apply for the services. Approved clients must attend two wills clinics on April 3 and May 1, by appointment between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., at the Tidwell Community Center, 9720 Spaulding Street, Houston, TX 77016. The Will-A-Thon is an annual project of HBA’s Elder Law Committee and HVL sponsored in partnership with the Department of Neighborhoods. The event supports the city’s Complete Communities initiative. For more information, call 832-393-0832