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.

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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.

News Story

After Storm, Foreclosures in Puerto Rico Stopped. They’re Starting Again.

Matthew Goldstein
New York Times (NYT)
July 15, 2018
Island residents who fell behind on their payments are facing creditors ranging from Wall Street to the federal government. Over the last four months, nearly 300 new foreclosure actions were filed in federal court in San Juan and in local courts across the island.


‘Now Is The Real Crisis’: Puerto Ricans Struggle For Disaster Aid

Carolina Bolado, Natalie Rodriguez
February 10, 2019
A survey of more than 2,000 people in all but one municipality on the island by the titleship clinic at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law found that 49 percent of residents have problems with their titles or lack titles.

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