Housing Policy Punishes Vulnerable Immigrants, NYC Can Help

Blog Post (New York)

Housing Policy Punishes Vulnerable Immigrants, NYC Can Help

November 21, 2016 | Brian Hilburn | Huffington Post
As the City’s leaders grapple with the best way forward to protect and defend the rights of immigrants, I have a recommendation that would help to provide vulnerable families with a measure of economic security and peace of mind.
Tags: Housing: Affordability | Immigration Process | Medical-Legal Partnerships

Media coverage spurs policy change

Voices Blog

Media coverage spurs policy change

September 29, 2016 11:39 am
Last month the Department of Housing and Urban Development proposed a new rule that will apply stricter standards for addressing young children’s exposure to lead in subsidized housing. It was the very rule change that Emily, director of the Health Justice Project, a medical-legal partnership at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, called for in her March 5 New York Times op-ed, “Blame HUD for America’s Lead Epidemic”.

One reason so many veterans are homeless? They can’t afford lawyers.

Op-Ed

One reason so many veterans are homeless? They can’t afford lawyers.

July 8, 2016 | Martha Bergmark , Ellen Lawton | Washington Post
New research shows that vets are losing their homes and missing out on crucial benefits because they lack legal aid. Medical-legal partnerships and other civil legal-aid interventions for veterans show the promise of a holistic approach to veterans care.
Tags: Medical-Legal Partnerships | Veterans

When Legal Assistance Can Improve Health

Blog Post (NATIONAL)

When Legal Assistance Can Improve Health

June 1, 2016 | Lonnie A. Powers | Huffington Post
Civil legal aid organizations have long demonstrated expertise in identifying and rectifying the environmental factors that adversely impact the health and safety of vulnerable and underserved communities.
Tags: Health Care | Medical-Legal Partnerships