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“Homelessness is more than just losing your home.”

When Rebecca Gutierrez learned her rent was going to increase by 300 percent, she was terrified. Rebecca shares her apartment, which is subsidized with a Section 8 voucher, with her five children and one granddaughter. She raised her children in the small but warm space, and every inch of wall is covered with photos of… Read more »

NLSLA Coordinates Toy Drive, Volunteers Step in to Help

This holiday season, NLSLA coordinated a toy drive for students experiencing homelessness at Telfair Elementary School in Pacoima. More than 25 percent of Telfair’s students are homeless. They live in motels, in cars, and in garages. Their families struggle to get through each day, and the children carry the burden of these precarious situations into… Read more »

NLSLA Spearheads Effort to Help Low-Income Victims of Woolsey Fire

The Southern California Woolsey fire is finally contained, but the devastation it caused is just beginning to come into focus. That devastation has a disproportionate impact on low-income people, many of whom lost their homes or place of employment as a result of the fires. And so NLSLA is stepping in to help, spearheading a… Read more »

“I left this summer feeling empowered to serve and with a fire blazing in my heart”

Spend a summer at the forefront of change! NLSLA is offering law students a chance to make a lasting impact in the lives of low-income individuals, families and communities in Los Angeles County and beyond. NLSLA provides many unique opportunities for law students to develop and hone their legal and advocacy skills while working to… Read more »

NLSLA Honors Mike Feuer, Susan Burton and HARNESS at Annual Gala

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County hosted its 13th annual Just Neighbors gala at the Skirball Cultural Center, bringing together the organization’s friends and supporters to celebrate legal services that change lives and transform communities. Guests at the October 28 gala gathered for good food, music, and to honor this year’s award recipients, whose… Read more »

NLSLA Among Eleven Groups Across Country To Receive LSC Disaster Relief Grants

Neighborhood Legal Services is among eleven legal aid organizations across the country to receive disaster relief grants from the Legal Services Corporation. The grants support projects that mobilize pro bono attorneys, enhance online resources for survivors, and improve communication and cooperation among legal aid clients, pro bono attorneys, and partner organizations. “Natural disasters have a… Read more »

Confusion Leaves Low-Income Children In Health Care Limbo

Read California Healthline’s coverage of NLSLA’s advocacy efforts on behalf of low-income children who are denied necessary health services because providers use the wrong eligibility standard to determine whether they qualify for care. By Jocelyn Wiener CaliforniHealthline.org   Tania Alvarado’s 13-year-old daughter doesn’t smile much anymore. She doesn’t want anyone to see her front teeth,… Read more »

NLSLA Speaks Out in Support of LA Right to Counsel in Evictions

As an integral part of one of the nation’s most ambitious experiments in Civil Gideon—which calls for a right to counsel in civil cases where basic human needs are at stake—Neighborhood Legal Services has for many years been at the forefront of advocacy efforts aiming to provide access to attorneys for people in danger of… Read more »

NLSLA Receives $305,776 Pro Bono Innovation Fund Grant

WASHINGTON – The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announced today that Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County will receive a $305,776 Pro Bono Innovation Fund grant. LSC’s Pro Bono Innovation Fund is intended to encourage and expand robust pro bono efforts and partnerships to serve more low-income clients. NLSLA is one of 15 recipients of… Read more »

Legal Aid Groups Launch Network of Medical Legal Partnerships with County Department of Health Services

The groundbreaking pilot brings critical legal services to vulnerable populations seeking medical assistance throughout the county LOS ANGELES – Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County and its partners have launched the Medical Legal Community Partnership-LA Health Collaborative, an expansive Medical Legal Partnership that leverages the expertise of Los Angeles’ most prominent legal services organizations… Read more »