July 31, 2018
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Tags: Housing: Homelessness, Veterans
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services of Greater Miami (LSGMI)
The CHALENG survey, short for Community Homelessness Assessment, Local Education and Networking Groups, asks homeless veterans every year about their needs and wants. Four of the top 10 requests from male veterans this year were legal help for child support, restoring a driver’s license, resolving outstanding warrants and fines and preventing evictions. Another recent study found that 88 percent of low-income veterans (and 86 percent of all low-income Americans) received no help at all or inadequate help for civil legal problems like these.
This means that even for veterans who risked their lives to defend the principle of justice for all, justice may be out of reach in civil courts.