Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing

LCBH provides free, comprehensive legal representation so that renters have a trusted advocate in court. Combined with education, outreach, supportive services and policy initiatives, our programs holistically address both the short-term housing crisis and underlying causes, so that more families can move from a path leading to homelessness to one of safe and stable housing.

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Decades later, black homebuyers' battle for justice back in spotlight

Decades later, black homebuyers' battle for justice back in spotlight

A look back at the Contract Buyers League, a group of African-American homeowners who organized to end the practice of contract buying, where black homeowners were enticed to buy their houses on "contract" from real estate speculators, who continued to own the mortgage on the property.

Affordable Housing, Always

Affordable Housing, Always: The Atlantic

Not long ago, inner cities were riddled with crime and blight and affluent white residents high-tailed it to the suburbs, seeking better schools, safer streets, and, in some cases, fewer minority neighbors.

But today, as affluent white residents return to center cities, people who have lived there for years are finding they can’t afford to stay.

What’s Law Got to Do With It? How Medical-Legal Partnerships Reduce Barriers to Health

What’s Law Got to Do With It? How Medical-Legal Partnerships Reduce Barriers to Health: RWJF

A lawyer as part of the health care team? It's not as strange as it sounds. Many of the social conditions that impede health, such as housing, education, employment, food and insurance, can be traced to laws unfairly applied or under-enforced, often leading to the improper denial of services and benefits designed to help vulnerable people.

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