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News & Press Releases
2014 Press Releases
2014 News Coverage

2014 Press Releases

MLAC Applauds New Report Calling for Additional State Funding for Civil Legal Aid Services

MLAC Board Welcomes Appointment of Two New Members, Re-Appointment of Former Chair

Massachusetts Legislature Provides $15 Million for Civil Legal Aid

Offering No Increase, House Ways & Means Committee Proposes $13 Million in Funding for Civil Legal Aid in Fiscal Year 2015

Statement by Lonnie A. Powers, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation on Efforts to Reduce Domestic Violence in Massachusetts

New report Shows Civil Legal Aid Generates Millions in New Revenue and Cost Savings for Massachusetts

MLAC Lauds Governor Patrick's Recommendation to Increase Funding for Civil Legal Aid

2014 News Coverage

Mass. needs more funding for civil legal assistance
4/15/2014 - An op-ed that authored by Lonnie Powers, MLAC Executive Director. While civil legal aid provides immeasurable help to families in need, it also saves the state significant money.

Massachusetts House releases $36.2B state budget
4/9/2014 - Legal aid advocates said the House budget doesn't go far enough to support services for low-income people facing legal issues such as child custody, domestic violence, housing, health care, or access to government benefits.

Civil legal aid delivers dignity - and dollars
4/6/2014 - An op-ed that claims civil legal aid strengthens society and is an excellent fiscal investment for the Commonwealth. MetroWest Legal Services Executive Director Betsy Soule is the co-author.

Patrick proposes $1M more for legal aid in 2015 (Boston Business Journal)
1/27/2014 - "It's going to be useful, but it's nowhere near what we need," said Lonnie Powers, executive director of MLAC.

Fair housing enforcement grants (Worcester Telegram)
9/29/2013 - Community Legal Aid of Worcester received two grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to help enforce the Fair Housing Act.

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