New Haven Legal Assistance Association (CT)


Since 1964, offers legal services to residents of New Haven County, CT.
nhlegal.org

Primary geographic focus: Connecticut
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: NHLAA

New Haven Legal Assistance Association, Inc. (LAA) is a nonprofit organization that was incorporated on April 7, 1964 to “secure justice for and to protect the rights of those residents of New Haven County unable to engage legal counsel.” LAA was one of the first legal services programs established and the federal government used it as a model for similar programs throughout the country.

We provide high-quality legal services to individuals and groups unable to obtain legal services because of limited income, age, disability, discrimination and other barriers.

We use a combination of individual representation, impact litigation, policy advocacy and community legal education to improve the lives of poor people and to increase access to justice.



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News Story

Undocumented immigrants find safety, resources and opportunity in New Haven

Mary O’Leary
New Haven Register
October 8, 2016
The Gonzalez family are among several dozen teens and young mothers in New Haven who were part of the wave of 84,000 mostly unaccompanied children entering the United States illegally in 2014, escaping violence in Central America.

Op-Ed

How School-Based Legal Aid Can Help Keep Kids In Class

Ashley Dalton
Hartford Courant
October 12, 2016
What if, instead, schools could provide parents with the resources they need to prevent housing instability in the first place, before it causes their children to miss school?

News Story

Connecticut groups to help PTSD vets upgrade ‘bad paper’ discharges

Peggy McCarthy
New Haven Register
November 16, 2016
Frustrated by Pentagon efforts, Connecticut groups that work with veterans have informed some 1,500 veterans that they can apply for upgrades of “bad paper” military discharge statuses if they have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

News Story

New Haven rally lauds judge’s order to pay $170,000 to former Gourmet Heaven workers

Esteban L. Hernandez
New Haven Register
December 1, 2016
Advocates Thursday rallied downtown in support of a federal judge’s decision to award more than $170,000 in damages to six immigrant workers following a lawsuit that claimed they worked for as little as $3 an hour.

News Story

Medical Transportation Provider Accused Of Disserving L.A.’s Frail Patients

Anna Gorman
Kaiser Health News (KHN)
July 14, 2017
Patient advocates and social workers say low-income and vulnerable patients in Los Angeles County have frequently been unable to get to their appointments on time — or at all.

Feature

Legal Aid Takes City To Task On Lead

Christopher Peak
New Haven Independent
August 24, 2017
Despite two city-ordered series of repairs, a child is still living at a west side apartment with lead-paint poisoning — the latest chapter in a decade-long saga that’s now the subject of a demand letter and an upcoming suit by legal aid lawyers.

News Story

Advocates Rush To Save Healthcare Programs For Low-Income Residents

Christine Stuart
CTNewsJunkie.com
October 10, 2017
Many lawmakers are unaware that the health care cut to the program was in both budget proposals.

News Story

Suit blames New Haven Health Department for child’s lead poisoning

Mary O’Leary
New Haven Register
October 31, 2017
It charges that for the past nine years it has “failed to ensure proper lead poisoning prevention and control, as required by state and city law.”

News Story

City Sued Over Lead-Poisoned Child

Christopher Peak
New Haven Independent
October 31, 2017
New Haven Legal Assistance Association filed the lawsuit in state Housing Court on Monday claiming that the city violated both state law and local ordinances in its response to off-the-charts lead levels in the blood of Jacob Guaman.

News Story

Man Evicts Dog

Christopher Peak
New Haven Independent
November 9, 2017
Melissa Phillips gets to stay in her Newhallville apartment. But thanks to a landmark court ruling about the rights of canine and human tenants, “Mellow” has to go.

News Story

Legal aid lawyer sounds warning on Medicaid cut for working families

Mary O’Leary
New Haven Register
April 22, 2018
Sheldon Toubman says he is lending voice to the voiceless.

News Story

City Sued Over Handling Of Lead Poisonings

Thomas Breen
New Haven Independent
June 7, 2018
The tenants and their lawyer are calling on the city to take over the lead abatement work that is required by city and state law to be done at the property.

Op-Ed

Connecticut Medicaid: Don’t mess with what’s working

Sheldon V. Toubman, Kristen Noelle Hatcher
New Haven Register
November 22, 2015
Don’t mess with what is working. Medicaid is already moving decidedly in the right direction toward paying for value, while improving access to care for a chronically under-served population, saving millions of taxpayer dollars in the process.

News Story

Newton developer beset by woes with Conn. project

Katie Johnston
Boston Globe
October 27, 2015
Northland Investment Corp. has struggled with deteriorating conditions at its Church Street South property in New Haven, Conn.



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