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Foundation awards grant to LSA to promote Advocacy

By Desiree Taylor The Barbara McDowell and Gerald S. Hartman Foundation recently awarded Legal Services Alabama with a $25,000 grant to assist low-income individuals whose government food stamps were wrongfully discontinued for the past two years. As one of six recipients to receive the prestigious honor totaling $150,000, the award will help LSA in pursuing …

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City of Mobile, CDBG Funding

Mobile, Ala. — The City of Mobile is introducing a will program to reduce blight and revitalize neighborhoods. Facilitated by Legal Services of Alabama, LLC, the “leaving a legacy” program will provide wills, free of charge, to those who qualify. As this program continues, the City will require that all housing assistance applicants have a …

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Meet LSA’s August Advocate of the Month

Meet LSA’s August Advocate of the Month

Our August 2017 Advocate of the Month is Laurie McFalls. Laurie first joined LSA as part of the Tuscaloosa office, providing legal help to tornado victims in 2010. In 2012, Laurie transferred to the Huntsville office where she currently works in a wide range of areas including: consumer, public benefits, housing and domestic law. Most …

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LSA Fights a Homeowners Association at war with its Residents. We Won.

LSA Fights a Homeowners Association at war with its Residents. We Won.

By Holly Ray Homeownership is The American Dream, and for many people, that dream comes along with a membership in their neighborhood’s homeowners’ association. But for one group of Madison County residents, HOA membership nearly meant losing their dream, and their home, until Legal Services Alabama intervened. The Chandler Farms subdivision in the Harvest community …

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