{Client Victories – 6/14/2011}

When Alison Battiste, an attorney with Kalorama Partners, first met her client, LB, at our Unity Clinic intake site, LB had no source of income and no place to call her own.  After many months of work, Alison won over $900 per month in Social Security disability benefits for LB.  But Alison didn’t stop there.  With income in hand, LB was able to qualify for subsidized housing.  Alison helped her work through some issues related to the lease up and LB moved into her new place in May.  Congratulations to Alison and her client.

About Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless

The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless envisions a just and inclusive community for all residents of the District of Columbia, where housing is a human right and where every individual and family has equal access to the resources they need to thrive. Our mission is to use the law to make justice a reality for our neighbors who struggle with homelessness and poverty. Combining community lawyering and advocacy to achieve our clients’ goals, our expert staff and network of volunteer attorneys provide low barrier, comprehensive legal services at intake sites throughout the District of Columbia, helping our clients to access housing, shelter, and life-saving services. Rooted in the experiences of this client work, we effectively blend system reform efforts, policy advocacy, community education and client engagement to advocate for long term improvements in local and federal programs that serve the low- and no-income community.
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