for those in need
Our mission is to Provide Excellence in Legal Advocacy for Those in need.
The Housing Choice Voucher program (Section 8) opened the wait list today! The waitlist is still years-long, but for folks who want to get in line for a voucher, this is one of the few ways for that to happen. They can apply online at Memphis Housing Authority, TN (memphisha.org). It is only open today through March 25.
NAACP & BeyGOOD HOUSING SUPPORT GRANT APPLICATIONS
The NAACP is committed to helping ensure African Americans maintain their wealth and financial security during this unprecedented time of COVID-19. The NAACP is partnering with BeyGOOD (Beyonce’ Knowles-Carter’s non-profit foundation) to provide one hundred grants up to $5,000 each to families who are delinquent in their home mortgage or rental payments and are facing foreclosures or evictions. All necessary documentation must be provided to the NAACP. The online application process opened today, January 7, 2021, where 100 recipients will be selected, and grants disbursed in late January.
THIS APPLICATION PROCESS WILL CLOSE ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2021 AT 11:59PM EST.
TO APPLY, CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:
SHRM Legal Day Conference 2020 – Judge Higgins Keynote
Eviction Settlement Program (ESP)
The Eviction Settlement Program (ESP) is a partnership between the city of Memphis, Shelby County, Neighborhood Preservation Inc., the University of Memphis School of Law, and Memphis Area Legal Services.
Using CARES Act funds attorney volunteers negotiate rent arrearage settlements. There are currently just under 2,000 cases awaiting resolution through ESP. In addition to the cases being negotiated by volunteer attorneys, cases PARTICULARLY CASES THAT ARE IN THE ESP NETWORK PRIOR TO THE FILING OF A LAWSUIT are also being mediated by volunteer mediators through CJAM (Mid-South Community Justice & Mediation Center, Inc.) Volunteer negotiators and mediators are desperately needed. The number of cases being handled is currently limited by the number of volunteers available to assist.
Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc.
50 years of serving Memphis and the Midsouth
It’s Our 50th Birthday, but Instead, of celebrating with a party, MALS is celebrating by serving our COVID-19 impacted community.
We provide free legal advice and representation for low-income, disabled, and elderly clients in legal crises that threaten self-sufficiency or quality of life. We serve people in Fayette, Lauderdale, Shelby and Tipton counties.
COVID-19 Legal Help
COVID-19 has caused unemployment, likely evictions, likely utility cutoffs, increased domestic violence, increased child and elder abuse, and increased consumer fraud especially scams targeting the elderly. MALS can help.
MALS turns potential tragedies into justice for those most vulnerable in our communities.
MALS offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for attorneys, paralegals law students, and others.