Atlanta Legal Aid Society


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Organization website

Primary geographic focus: Georgia
Organization type(s): Provider
Lists: LSC


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2 Investigates: Rodents, sewage found at federally funded apartments

Rachel Stockman
WSB-TV (Atlanta)
July 21, 2015
Despite receiving poor inspection scores from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, owners of Section 8 project-based housing continue to operate facilities in poor conditions.

Blog Post

The Push and Pull Towards an Inclusive Nation

Talley Wells
TalkPoverty.org
July 27, 2015
Reflections on disability rights from civil legal aid attorney at the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act.

Op-Ed

The Push and Pull Towards an Inclusive Nation

Talley Wells
Billmoyers.com
July 28, 2015
Reflections on disability rights by a civil legal aid lawyer at the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Disability & Poverty: Breaking the Link

TalkPoverty.org
July 30, 2015
July 26th marked 25 years since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Talley Wells, Director of the Disability Integration Project at the Atlanta Legal Aid Society talk about how far we’ve come—and how far we still have to go.

Op-Ed

We Need Fighters for the Poor — Civil Legal Aid Can Help

Talley Wells
Huffington Post
October 2, 2015
We need fighters to combat injustice and income inequality -- civil legal aid can help. For those battles requiring legal expertise, civil legal aid attorneys will continue the fight in your communities and mine.

News Story

South Dakota Wrongly Puts Thousands in Nursing Homes, Government Says

Matt Apuzzo
New York Times (NYT)
May 2, 2016
In a scathing rebuke of the state’s health care system, the Justice Department said on Monday that thousands of patients were being held unnecessarily in sterile, highly restrictive group homes.

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Home loans for poor leave some feeling misled

Michael Kanell
Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC)
August 1, 2016
People with a land contract put money down, make regular payments plus interest, and pay taxes and insurance. If they make payments all the way to the end of the contract, they will own the home. If they don’t they can be evicted and lose everything they put into it.

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Search for affordable housing reaches crisis level

WGCL-TV (CBS, Atlanta)
September 7, 2016
Residents are suffering as a consequence.

Blog Post

APS to blind mother: Walking kids to school is your responsibility

Alan Judd
Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC)
October 11, 2016
Attorneys with Atlanta Legal Aid filed a lawsuit on Todd’s behalf last week, alleging that the Atlanta Public Schools’ failure to “reasonably accommodate” Todd and her children.

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BUYERS BEWARE: Contracts to watch out for when buying a home

Dave Huddleston
WSB-TV (Atlanta)
November 3, 2016
Experts told Channel 2 Action News that a resurgent owner financing practice is offering families in low-income communities a chance at home ownership with a catch.

News Story

Bush Appointee Takes Issue With Ending Federal Funding for Legal Services

Jonathan Ringel
Daily Report (Georgia)
March 17, 2017
He takes issue with conservative arguments for targeting federally-funded legal services.

Op-Ed

Our democracy can’t afford to cut legal aid services from the budget

John Barrow
Hill, The
March 29, 2017
It’s dumb because killing the LSC will do next to nothing to balance the budget.

News Story

Georgia Still Sending Mentally Ill People To Homeless Shelters

Elly Yu, Alan Judd
Associated Press (AP), Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC)
May 12, 2017
This is the system that Georgia, under pressure from the federal government, pledged seven years ago to radically overhaul. But with a court-enforced deadline fast approaching, the state increasingly seems unlikely to fulfill its promises.

Feature

A House You Can Buy, But Never Own

Alana Semuels
Atlantic, The
April 10, 2018
African Americans in the same neighborhoods decimated by subprime lending are now being targeted with new predatory loan offerings, a lawsuit argues.

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Predatory lending robs people of home ownership

Keith Whitney
WBRC (Birmingham, AL)
May 1, 2018
Imagine paying tens of thousands of dollars for a house you thought was yours, only to get evicted for missing a payment. That is how a "contract for deed" can trick you out of your home.

News Story

Atlanta Legal Aid Takes On New Foe: Homeowner Tax Hikes

Meredith Hobbs
Law.com
August 16, 2018
Atlanta Legal Aid is using a major federal grant to expand "limited scope," high-impact volunteer projects, including the property tax aid initiative.

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Debt collectors drained this woman’s bank account — then gave it back

Willoughby Mariano
Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC)
October 22, 2018
The industry is beset with complaints that its collectors repeatedly break what rules that do exist.



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