In the U.S, people are not guaranteed lawyers in civil cases – cases that involve issues like domestic violence, the potential loss of homes and children, and adoption. Atlanta Legal Aid provides free legal help to people living in poverty so they don’t have to face a complicated legal system alone.
We need your help to provide lawyers to people living in poverty. When you make a donation to Legal Aid, you provide real relief to a family struggling to make ends meet – a family like the Blockers.
Like so many others during the pandemic, Mr. Blocker and his wife fell behind on rent when they both lost their jobs due to COVID-19.
At first, Mr. Blocker’s landlord did not want to negotiate and asked him and his family to leave the property. That’s when Legal Aid attorney Andrea Coleman took his case. She assisted him with his Tenant-Landlord Assistance Coalition (TLAC) application, which would provide Mr. Blocker with rental assistance funds to cover his back-rent owed.
“Ms. Coleman kept me informed with every step of the process. I felt like she was my angel in disguise,” said Mr. Blocker.
With the help of your donations, Mr. Blocker was able to reach an agreement with his landlord, the eviction was dismissed, and he and his family were able to stay in their home.
When you donate to Legal Aid, you help families avoid homelessness and assist individuals like Mr. Blocker. Your gift to Legal Aid could mean the difference between safe shelter and the streets. Please donate today.
A gift to Atlanta Legal Aid keeps people housed and safe.
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