Legal Assistance Clinic of the University of Puerto Rico

A two-semester clinical program. The Legal Aid Clinic handles over 1,300 cases per year, offering assistance to those in need of legal aid.
Link to organization

Primary geographic focus: Puerto Rico
Organization type(s): Law School, Provider


News Story

Puerto Rico Grapples with Foreclosure Crisis as Thousands Lose Homes

Associated Press (AP)
June 21, 2017
An average of 14 families lose homes every day to foreclosure in Puerto Rico, more than double the rate a decade ago as the island faces a real-estate crash worse than the one that sparked the Great Recession on the U.S. mainland.

News Story

The Next Crisis for Puerto Rico: A Crush of Foreclosures

Matthew Goldstein
New York Times (NYT)
December 16, 2017
If the current numbers hold, Puerto Rico is headed for a foreclosure epidemic that could rival what happened in Detroit, where abandoned homes became almost as plentiful as occupied ones.

News Story

Puerto Ricans face foreclosure wave as moratoriums expire

Danica Coto
Associated Press (AP)
January 24, 2018
Legal experts say it is a scene that will repeat itself in the coming weeks and months on an island that already was seeing a sharp rise in foreclosures before the hurricane.

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