Equal Justice Coalition seeks $26M to provide legal representation for low-income residents

Boston Statehouse

The Coalition and the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation are working together to ensure that no one’s denied access to basic human needs like Food, Medicine, and Housing. 

“Funding like this helps people represent their housing needs in court, be able to access justice in an easier and more deliberate way,” Representative Mindy Domb of Amherst said. 

The legal groups also work on other legal issues including, Immigration, Employment, and Disability. 

Much of their work is done through community-based organizations.

“To really figure out how we can work collectively and collaboratively to bring about positive changes to really help lift low-income people and vulnerable populations,” Georgia Katsoulmoitis of the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute said. 

The legal professionals help to connect clients with the appropriate legal representation at no cost to the client. 

The Legal Assistance Corporation said if lawmakers approve their funding request, it could help an additional 45,000 clients living in Massachusetts. 

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