Legal Aid Society, Conexión Américas Announce Right to Counsel, a $2.6M Legal Aid Program for Low-Income Renters

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Legal Aid Society and Conexión Américas today announced a new two-year pilot program, Right to Counsel, aimed at providing outreach, education and legal aid to qualifying low-income renters. The $2.6 million program, approved by Metro Council on June 7, is being funded through the American Rescue Plan and is the first of …

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Seniors Don’t Have To Manage Public Benefit Issues Alone

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By Attorney Allison Jones, Managing Attorney Legal Aid Society Seniors are among the most vulnerable members of our communities. Particularly for those who have mobility limitations or don’t have family members living nearby, some of the unavoidable tasks of everyday life can become overwhelming. As we celebrate Grandparents’ Day this Sept. 11, it’s a good …

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What Happens to Tenants with the Courts Closed?

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What Happens to Tenants with the Courts Closed? In Tennessee, a landlord cannot force a tenant to move without going through the court’s eviction process. The courts in Tennessee are closed except for emergency cases. Eviction cases are not currently considered an emergency. Because the courts are closed to eviction cases, your landlord cannot force …

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February Program Spotlight

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Program Spotlight: The Housing Practice Group The Housing Practice Group (#HPG) advises and represents tenants in all issues related to their rental problems (evictions, conditions, fair housing issues). Despite the Housing moniker, the HPG should not be confused with the Home Retention Team, which helps homeowners keep their homes. In 2019, the HPG collaborated with the TN Dept. of …

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