Health Justice Project

Medical-legal partnership clinic between Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Erie Family Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center that serves over 60,000 low-income patients annually at 13 different locations around Chicago.
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Primary geographic focus: Illinois
Organization type(s): Law School, Provider



Lead Poisoning Is Not Just A Water Problem, Public Housing Needs Reformation

Morning Briefing with Tim Farley
February 16, 2016
Emily Benfer of the Health Justice Project says we need to focus on lead levels in housing as well as water quality in order to address the heath crisis for children living in public housing.


Blame HUD for America’s Lead Epidemic

New York Times (NYT)
March 4, 2016
A coalition of civil legal aid groups, medical providers and public health experts have filed a petition with HUD urging critical amendments to its lead-poisoning prevention regulations.


The Choice: Homelessness Or Poison

Bryce Covert
March 24, 2016
We know exactly how to eliminate lead hazards and keep children safe. Yet federal regulations that are supposed to protect these families in any kind of housing, public and private, have lagged far behind.

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Fear of lead paint in HUD housing leads family to homeless shelter

Dean Reynolds
CBS News
June 21, 2016
HUD regulations say a child must actually be lead-poisoned before any repairs are required or moves approved.


These Are the Attorneys Fighting Trump’s Immigration Ban at Airports Around the Country

Anna Silman
New York Magazine
January 31, 2017
A group of women rushed to the nation’s airports to offer their legal services to those impacted by Trump’s executive order on immigration.

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