Legal aid adds millions to Ohio economy

The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation released an economic impact study showing that legal aid generated millions of dollars in economic activity for the Ohio communities it serves.

An example: In 2010, legal aid saved nearly 1,000 homes across the state from foreclosure, according to the report. Since even one foreclosed home in a neighborhood can lower property values for other homes by as much as 2.1 percent, the study estimates that legal aid helped protect more than $2.7 million in home value.

To read a Dayton Business Journal article about the report, click here. To read the report, click here.

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