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August Advocate of the Month

August Advocate of the Month

Between health concerns and confusion surrounding the eviction moratorium, August has been a difficult month in Alabama. Birmingham Managing Attorney, Farah Majid, has been doing the good work of helping clients find security. Majid has aided several clients in avoiding loss of income to collections or garnishments. In one case, the client was severely depressed …

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LSA Tuscaloosa Succeeds with AHFA Pilot Program

In June 2021 the Alabama Housing Finance Authority (AHFA) partnered with Legal Services Alabama to expedite eligible cases for renters who received formal evictions notices, but applied for Emergency Rental Assistance. The collaborative venture, called the Imminent Eviction Prevention Initiative, began as a pilot program in the LSA Tuscaloosa office. Tuscaloosa Managing Attorney, Willie Mays …

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June Advocate of the Month

June Advocate of the Month

Throughout June Staff Attorney Rachelle Greczyn has been providing stellar service to clients in the Dothan area. While so many are worried about financial stability, housing, and their health, LSA has provided a lifeline to those who need it most. In one case, Greczyn was able to keep a client from being evicted from the …

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May Advocate of the Month

May Advocate of the Month

Throughout the month of May, Birmingham Staff Attorney Kendra Johnson has been protecting clients’ income, keeping money in the pockets of those who need it now more than ever. From excessive wage garnishments to outrageous debt, Johnson’s hard work has given peace-of-mind to many LSA clients. In one such case, Johnson worked with a 74-year-old …

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April Advocate of the Month

April Advocate of the Month

Huntsville John Lewis Legal Fellow, Tamara Imam, has been working hard to keep people housed during the pandemic. Despite being early in her career, Imam has found great success in the courtroom and her ability to resolve client issues. A couple who reached out to LSA after facing eviction were able to stay in their …

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LSA Recognizes Stacey Abrams with 2021 John Lewis Hope Award

Established in 2020, by Legal Services Alabama (LSA) the John Lewis Hope Award was bestowed on the late Congressman for his lifetime commitment to social justice. This year’s recipient, Stacey Abrams, was chosen for her dedication to carrying on the legacy of Lewis’ social justice and political work. Abrams’ work with Fair Fight Action embodies Lewis’ …

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March Advocate of the Month

March Advocate of the Month

Staff Attorney Valynda Jerome-Williams from our Mobile office has made a big impact on the lives of recent clients seeking help with their financial security. From public benefits to wage garnishment, Jerome-Williams’ hard work has helped many families find much needed security. In two cases, Jerome-Williams worked with single mothers dealing with debt collections. In …

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February Advocate of the Month

February Advocate of the Month

During a time where so many are experiencing housing insecurity, Rae Bolton – LSA Lead Attorney in the Birmingham office – has been passionately working to keep people housed. In one case, a client fell behind in her mortgage payments after being diagnosed with cancer. She signed a mortgage modification with her servicer and began …

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