2020 Grantees

New Haven Legal Assistance (NHLA)
Quote from a client:
"I do not know what I would have done without legal aid. They are there for people like me who are scared and old and need help. Please make sure the funding for legal aid continues."
Connecticut Legal Services (CLS)
Quote from a client:
"I just want to let you know what a tremendous job you and Connecticut Legal Services did for my mother. You had so many facts right on the tip of your tongue. We were so proud to have you represent us."

Greater Hartford Legal Aid (GHLA)
M.K. and her disabled daughter were about to become homeless. The federal low-income housing in which they lived was scheduled for demolition, and the Housing Authority denied M.K.’s request to relocate to other subsidized housing because of alleged nonpayment of rent.

A GHLA attorney’s investigation disclosed that the Housing Authority had miscalculated M.K.’s rent. She had actually overpaid! GHLA made sure that the Housing Authority corrected the error, reimbursed M.K. for the overpayment, and helped her move. The GHLA attorney’s representation also ensured that the family’s new apartment was wheelchair accessible.