Thanks to help from her Legal Aid Attorney, Anita has the income she needs to survive

Anita had worked retail and restaurant jobs her entire life. When she reached full retirement age, she began receiving her Social Security benefits. She could not live off of her retirement benefit alone, so she continued to work part-time at a local department store. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Anita’s doctor told her she should…

Before & After: House #3

This abandoned house was owned by a company in Australia. Legal Aid worked with volunteer attorneys to file an Abandoned Housing Act lawsuit on behalf of the neighborhood association. Once the Court granted entry to the property, the neighborhood and their contractors found that the property had sustained significant fire damage. The contractors—a father-son team…

Before & After: House #1

The Tri-Blenheim Neighborhood Association approached Legal Aid about this dilapidated house in 2016. Legal Aid worked with a volunteer attorney to file an Abandoned Housing Act lawsuit. Under court supervision, the contractor—a dedicated community partner who lives just a few blocks from the property—began work in late 2019. The contractor has since completed all repairs…

Before & After: House #4

After the owner of this vacant house passed away, the title changed hands several times due to fraudulently recorded deeds. A volunteer attorney from Lathrop GPM helped the Tri-Blenheim Neighborhood Association file an Abandoned Housing Act lawsuit to clear title and abate nuisance conditions. The neighborhood’s rehabilitation partners completed all repair work and later sold…

Thank You 2021 Year-End Donors!

Throughout the pandemic, our work-from-home companions got to see firsthand all the good work we do for our clients as a result of your support. They were impressed and decided they want to be the ones to thank you for your year-end donations! (It’s the least they could do!)