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New Brennan Center Report Links Longstanding Shortage of Civil Legal Aid for the Poor with Nation's Massive Foreclosure Crisis

Friday, October 09, 2009

  • Organization: Brennan Center for Justice
  • Source: California

Excerpt: The nation's massive foreclosure crisis is also, at its heart, a legal crisis. Many homeowners are losing their homes because they lack the ability to navigate the landscape of our lending laws. The Legal Services Corporation ("LSC"), the major federal source of funding for civil representation for the poor, reports that nonprofit legal services programs across the nation are "besieged with requests for foreclosure assistance." Too few people are ever able to obtain qualified legal guidance.


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