Legal Aid lands new housing grants

The John J. Leidy Foundation, Inc. in Towson awarded Maryland Legal Aid $5,000 to continue foreclosure prevention work in Baltimore City. “We thank the foundation for helping to enable the Legal Aid Bureau to respond to the foreclosure and predatory lending crisis by assisting low-income homeowners and their communities with legal services to help them to resolve these situations,” wrote Executive Director Wilhelm Joseph in a letter to the foundation. “Legal Aid wants to be at the forefront of responding to this crisis, but we couldn’t do it without your help.”

In addition, The Fund for Change awarded Legal Aid $20,000 in support of its Saving Affordable Housing for At-Risk Families and Seniors Program. “Our staff will provide outreach and information to tenants in the properties and meet with tenants to determine their interests regarding the housing,” Joseph wrote to the fund’s executive director. “We work with tenants in properties that are deteriorating or at risk of losing subsidies, to help them advocate maintaining subsidized, decent and safe housing. Our program will take place in Baltimore City and address family instability caused by poor housing or homelessness.”

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