New Hampshire Legal Assistance

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NHLA Statement on NH Senate budget

Posted Jun 01, 2017

Statement of Lynne Parker, NHLA Executive Director, on the NH Senate budget passed on May 31, 2017


"I’d like to thank the Senate for passing a budget last night that includes the governor's requested funding for NHLA. The proposed budget will allow us to expand our services to low-income and vulnerable people, particularly in our state’s western and northern areas. Legal aid from NHLA helps thousands of people each year protect their basic human rights to safety and dignity. By helping people access the benefits and child support payments to which they are entitled, and by preventing homelessness and other costly crises, NHLA creates incredible economic activity in our state. I applaud the Senate for recognizing the value of investing in legal aid. "