Melissa Heelan Stanzione
July 24, 2020
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Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Debt Collection, Domestic Violence, Housing: Eviction, Pro Bono, Unemployment Insurance
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services Corporation (LSC), Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS)
Rising evictions and domestic violence are partly driving the skyrocketing demand for legal aid during the coronavirus pandemic, with groups anticipating a heavier caseload overall going forward. The Legal Services Corporation is requesting an additional $50 million in federal funds to support its grantees’ Covid-19 related work.