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Unequal Justice: Housing Court in Massachusetts

Date: 
02/10/2016
Author: 
MLAC

Lack of funding forces civil legal aid programs in Massachusetts to turn away 64% of eligible residents who seek their services for civil legal issues related to housing, employment, health care, education, family law and domestic violence, among others. Tens of thousands of low-income people must navigate the civil court system without legal representation, which can have catastrophic effects on child welfare, health, employment, and family safety and stability.


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