Trump Budget Cuts Put Struggling Americans on Edge

Legal Aid Services helped Joe and Paula Frye keep their home in Oklahoma. Now that program’s federal funding may be in jeopardy.

News Story (NATIONAL)

Sabrina Tavernise, Trip Gabriel
New York Times (NYT)
March 17, 2017

Tags: Funding: Federal, Housing: Foreclosure

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services Corporation (LSC), Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma


Only when they turned to Legal Aid did a lawyer there discover a technical flaw in the county’s handling of the tax arrears and the Fryes got their home back.

“This is all we had,” Mrs. Frye said. “If it hadn’t been for Legal Aid, I guess we’d just live in our car.”

The Fryes, who did not vote, said they were reserving judgment on Mr. Trump. Some things are probably beyond the president’s control, Mr. Frye said. Mrs. Frye said they would be watching.