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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‘Outrageous:’ Rent hikes continue to climb in Nashville in time for Christmas

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UPDATE: After the story aired, the landlord decided to not hike Matt’s rent an extra $350 per month. Nashville rent is showing no signs of coming down, and now the federal rent relief money is about to dry up too. For some — lease renewals are coming up at the end of the year. “Housing …

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Zac Oswald Promoted To Senior Deputy Director Of Client Services

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 13, 2022 — Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm, announced today that Zac Oswald has been promoted to senior deputy director of client services. In this role, Oswald will continue to lead the firm’s housing practice group while taking on additional leadership responsibilities across the …

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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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Zac Oswald’s “Consumers need a strategy for contracts with big companies” op-ed

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We’ve all been there. Maybe we’re signing up for a cable package, or renting a car or opening a bank account. We sign a contract with a service provider — usually a large company — without really reading, or fully processing, its fine print. And as some of us have subsequently found out, sometimes what …

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