Legal Services for Older Adults
The Senior Law Project (SLP) assists our state’s most economically and socially needy seniors with civil legal problems including consumer protection/debt collection, health care, public and private housing, family problems, food stamps, public assistance benefits, utility shut-off, and nursing facility and assisted living/residential care facilities problems.
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Benefits Project advocates help individuals obtain the assistance they need to stabilize their income and move toward self-sufficiency as possible. Advocates help the disabled obtain Social Security, SSI, and APTD benefits and access to health care through Medicare and Medicaid. The Project also works for improvements in the APTD/Medicaid system.
Housing Legal Services
NHLA focuses its efforts on a variety of housing issues with its Housing Justice Project.
Housing Justice Project (HJP) attorneys and paralegals promote equal access to housing for NHLA clients by working on preserving their housing. The HJP helps individuals and families who are either currently without shelter or are at imminent risk of becoming homeless. The HJP also investigates complaints of discrimination and assists people who are victims of housing discrimination.
NHLA responds to the emerging needs of clients with new projects and efforts, often in collaboration with other organizations in the state. Some of these include programs concerning Children's Dental Health, as well as the Youth Law Project, which works with children and teenagers who are facing delinquency or CHINS petitions.
Domestic Violence Legal Help
The Domestic Violence Advocacy Project represents victims in emergency protective order hearings and in divorce and parenting (custody) cases. The issues typically addressed in these cases are the following: restraining orders and emergency relief, parental rights and responsibilities (child custody and visitation), paternity, child support, alimony and property division.
NHLA's mission is to fulfill America’s promise of equal justice by providing civil legal services to New Hampshire’s poor, including education and empowerment, advice, representation, and advocacy for systemic change.
HUD settles with the managers and owners of two Berlin, NH properties regarding allegations that they engaged in housing discrimination when they refused to rent to a victim of domestic violence. The victim was represented by NHLA. Congratulations to our fairhousing advocates who helped make this happen!
We offer our clients high quality civil legal services to address the legal problems that affect their daily survival and most basic needs. These services range from simple legal information and advice to vigorous and thorough representation in all of New Hampshire's courts and before many of the local, state and federal agencies which play large roles in their lives. In providing legal services to the poor, NHLA helps balance the scales of justice for all citizens.
Truly thankful for the help...
I am truly thankful for the help, kindness, [and] treatment that I received right from the first person I talked to. I was very upset and at a very low point and that first person gave me gentle kindness.
NHLA Needs Your Support
NHLA relies on the goodwill and support of the entire community to
reach our mission of equal access to justice for all people in New
Hampshire. Your financial support strengthens our organization and our
ability to serve those in need. Use the link above to make a safe, and
secure donation or if you prefer send your tax-deductible donations
(checks can be made to the Campaign for Legal Services) to:
New Hampshire Legal Assistance
117 North State Street
Concord, NH 03301
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