MLAC asks the legislature to provide $29 million for civil legal aid in the FY21 state budget through line item 0321-1600.
• Budget Fact Sheet [PDF]
Civil legal aid organizations in Massachusetts provide legal assistance to low-income individuals and families in a variety of cases, including housing, employment, education, health care, and family law, among others. Below are a series of fact sheets that detail the types of cases closed in each issue area, as well as ways civil legal aid helps specific groups of clients.
• Family Law and Domestic Violence [PDF]
• Housing [PDF]
• Employment/Unemployment [PDF]
• Immigration [PDF]
• Health Care [PDF]
• Opioid Crisis [PDF]
• Older Adults [PDF]
• Children [PDF]
Economic Benefits Fact Sheet
In FY19 the work of civil legal aid organizations in Massachusetts generated an economic benefit of $69 million to the Commonwealth and its residents.
• Economic Benefits [PDF]