Fair Housing Month: LASMTC Champions Equity in Housing 

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April is National Fair Housing Month, a time to recognize the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and its ongoing fight against housing discrimination. The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands (LASMTC) recognizes the importance of collaboration in achieving fair housing. During the month LASMTC, Metro Nashville, and numerous Davidson County organizations are hosting …

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What Tennessee Taxpayers Need to Know for 2024

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By Mary Gillum, Legal Aid Society With the 2024 tax filing season now underway, Tennessee residents who don’t pay much attention to taxes throughout the year may soon find themselves cramming to catch up. If that describes you, here are a few essentials to get you started. When do I have to file by? This …

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Legal Aid Society Launches Online Community Classroom to Provide Free Legal Advice

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  NASHVILLE, Tennessee, January 23, 2024 – Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm, announced today the official launch of Community Classroom, an online source of information covering a wide range of civil legal issues. Community Classroom, located at las.org/communityclassroom, contains more than 50 downloadable booklets explaining legal rights and offering self-help …

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Eviction Right to Counsel pilot program saves Nashville residents $3.4M in first year

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Cancer patients on the verge of homelessness call the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee often. They’re behind on rent and facing eviction because they lost their job when working through chemotherapy and radiation treatments became too much to bear. “That exact call, I get at least once a month,” said Elizabeth Leiserson, Legal Aid Society …

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3 things to know about eviction in Davidson County

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Davidson County is on track to see more than 13,000 evictions filed in 2023. The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, the Nashville Hispanic Bar Association, and other partners are working to provide education on the eviction process, tenant rights and options, and what to do if a rented property is in disrepair. Here …

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Free Legal Help Available for  Tennessee Tornadoes Survivors

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12/25/2023 – A free legal help hotline is now available for Tennessee Tornadoes survivors. The hotline is available to connect survivors to free legal services in qualifying counties who cannot afford an attorney. Survivors can call (844) HELP4TN or (844) 435-7486. Hotline callers may get help with legal issues like: FEMA and SBA financial benefits …

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Legal Aid Society Announces LAS Community Classroom

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  Are you in need of legal advice for a civil case but feel that it is out of reach? DarKenya Waller, the Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands is here to tell us how they may be able to help you. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Are you …

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Legal Aid Society Announces $3.4M Savings for Davidson Residents Through Eviction Assistance Program

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Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm, announced today that according to a newly released independent study, its Eviction Right to Counsel pilot program saved Davidson County residents more than $3.4 million over its first year. Eviction Right to Counsel is a 2-year pilot program aimed at providing …

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Don’t Let Holiday Costs Snowball

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Between gifts, decorations, family meals and travel, the holiday season is more expensive than ever. According to a survey by Deloitte, consumers are expected to spend an average of $1,652 this year on holiday-related expenses. A sizable percentage of Americans take on debt to pay for costs associated with the holidays. That includes those on low incomes, …

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