Waco council considers $225,000 for property-related legal aid

Advocates for the program said it would benefit property owners seeking to build family wealth and reduce the city’s spending related to tax-delinquent properties and code enforcement violations.

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Phillip Ericksen
Waco Tribune-Herald (TX)
December 13, 2018

Tags: Funding: State & Local

Organizations mentioned/involved: Greater Waco Legal Services (TX)


The money would come from a city allocation already granted to Prosper Waco, a nonprofit that looks for solutions to education, health and financial security issues. McKeever and Prosper Waco Executive Director Matthew Polk presented the plan to city council members this week during a Budget and Audit Committee meeting.

“We think there’s a way to intervene early so that folks don’t run into those issues, which saves everybody time and money, and in the big picture, helps people be more financially stable because they’ve got those issues related to their home worked out,” Polk said.