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NHLA receives $560,000 IOLTA grant

Posted May 13, 2019

From New Hampshire attorneys to New Hampshire banks and the New Hampshire Bar Foundation, IOLTA funds support NHLA’s work for low-income and elderly residents
            New Hampshire Legal Assistance was recently awarded $560 more

NHLA clients testify on state budget proposal

Posted May 08, 2019

Dozens of former New Hampshire Legal Assistance clients spoke out this year about the importance of funding for our legal aid programs. One, Forest, a single mom in Portsmouth, spoke to the NH Senate Finance Committee yesterday. Here's what she told them: Good afternoon. I am a resident of Portsm more

Low-income NH residents sue federal government to contest burdensome Medicaid

Posted Mar 22, 2019

Low-income individuals in New Hampshire, represented by a group of health care advocates, sued the Trump administration challenging its approval of the State’s “Granite Advantage” Section 1115 Medicaid waiver project that conditions Medicaid health coverage on work requirements, and cuts vital more

Statement of NHLA Executive Director Sarah Mattson Dustin on Governor's 2020-2021 Budget Proposal

Posted Feb 14, 2019

February 14, 2019
Every day, New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA) helps families across the state access justice to meet their most basic needs. We prevent homelessness and hunger. We help families keep the lights on and the fuel tank full. We keep kids in school more