News Story (New Hampshire)
Concord Monitor (NH)
April 2, 2017
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Tags: Funding: Federal
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Advice & Referral Center (LARC) (New Hampshire), New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA)
Following a domestic violence incident a year earlier, the 61-year-old said she was abandoned by her partner and left to pay for the two-bedroom unit herself. She subsequently suffered a stroke and continued to care for her 11-year-old adopted daughter, Megan.
Unsure of what to do with the eviction paperwork, Bilodeau went to her computer and asked Google, “Can the landlord evict me?”
She saw among the search results a promising website: New Hampshire Legal Assistance. She contacted the affiliated Legal Advice and Referral Center, and that’s when she first talked to paralegal Steve McGilvary.
Less than a month later, her eviction was dismissed in Franklin District Court.
“I didn’t even know there was any help out there,” she said.