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14,545

People received legal advice and representation to access fair and affordable financial services and protect themselves from deceptive lending practices.

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12,300

People were able to keep their homes they otherwise would have lost to housing discrimination, illegal evictions or foreclosures.

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9,400

Victims of violence and their children escaped intimate partner abuse and were awarded $6.6 million in present and future support orders.

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LSC Issues Press Release in Response to Proposed Funding Elimination
19 March 2019

For the third year in a row, the White House has recommended that funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) be eliminated in its FY 2020 budget proposal to Congress.  Confident in strong bipartisan congressional support, LSC has issued the attached Press Release.  LSC has also released its FY 2020 congressional budget request seeking $593 million.  …

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“Towed Into Debt”: Major New Report Shows How Towing Practices in CA Unfairly Harm Low-Income Drivers
18 March 2019

Today Bay Area Legal Aid announces the publication of “Towed Into Debt.” This major new report looks at the economic, legal, and policy aspects of municipal tow and impound practices across multiple cities in California, where approximately 1 million vehicles are towed by public agencies each year, and finds compelling evidence that: Towing is often …

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