NACA Calls for Significant Increase in Legal Aid Funding

Publish Date: 
June 5, 2020
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The National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) sent a letter to the Legal Services Corporation to advocate for the continued maintenance of LSC’s critical function in our society. LSC deserves significantly more funding than it currently receives. With 58 million Americans eligible for free civil legal assistance, LSC’s current funding is insufficient to support this tremendous responsibility. Moreover, the ongoing health and economic fallout stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, which disproportionately impacts low-income Americans, demands a funding increase of hundreds of millions of dollars. As such, NACA will continue to back the Board’s efforts to push for considerably more funding for your FY 2022 budget request to support the important work of the country’s independent legal aid organizations.