Legal Services Corporation

The Legal Services Corporation is the single largest funder of civil legal services in the nation. Established by Congress, LSC operates as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that provides grants for high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income Americans. The grants are awarded to nonprofit legal aid programs in every state, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. The legal aid programs address the civil legal needs of the elderly, veterans and military families, victims of domestic violence, people with disabilities, tenants and homeowners facing foreclosure or eviction, victims of natural disasters, and others.

House Spending Bill Cuts LSC Budget By 20%

WASHINGTON, DC --The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation Wednesday that would cut funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in Fiscal Year 2016 by $75 million. The measure passed by a vote of 242-183.

The Commerce, Justice, Science & Related Agencies (CJS) FY 2016 Appropriations bill allocates $300 million for LSC, a 20% reduction from last year.