Legal aid help important for low-income families


I support David Greene’s statements in his letter to the editor on eviction court and want to reiterate the importance of legal help for low income individuals in non-criminal cases and the need to preserve legal aid’s federal funding through the Legal Services Corporation.
Letter to Editor (Ohio)

Connie Platt
Advocate (Newark, OH)
May 6, 2017
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Tags: Funding: Federal

Organizations mentioned/involved: Southeastern Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS)


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Before legal aid helped me, I was living in horrible conditions. My rental home had a hole in the sewer line, standing water in the basement and mold, which was making me sick. When I asked my landlord to fix the problems, he wouldn’t help and, instead, demanded I pay him for repairs. I didn’t have the money, so I reached out to legal aid for help.

A legal aid lawyer from Southeastern Ohio Legal Services was my angel in a business suit. He was kind, professional and patient with me. He counseled me through everything and worked out an agreement with the landlord so I could get my security deposit back and move into a new home.