Rep. Trahan Announces Funding for Local Legal Aid Programs
On Monday, Massachusetts Rep. Lori Trahan announced that Community Legal Aid and Northeast Legal Aid would receive $398,685 in funding. Northeast Legal Aid, which has offices in Lawrence and Lowell, will receive $151,749, and the remaining $246,936 will go to Community Legal Aid.
“COVID-19 has left so many of our most vulnerable residents in northeast Massachusetts needing remote legal representation in evictions, domestic violence, and unemployment cases – federal funding will allow us to work remotely at full capacity to meet the need,” Executive Director of Northeast Legal Aid George Weber said in the release.
The CARES Act provided $50 million for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) to help provide civil legal assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. “This funding will allow Community Legal Aid and legal services programs around the country to provide immediate, meaningful legal assistance to some of the most vulnerable members of our communities affected by the coronavirus crisis,” said Jonathan L. Mannina Executive Director of Community Legal Aid.