UPLIFT Project

Manager: April Kirkendall

UPLIFT is a community-based project that seeks to provide legal education and services in partnership with centers that serve specific client populations. UPLIFT works directly with four community centers: the Malone Center, the Good Neighbor Center, the Asian Community and Cultural Center, and El Centro de las Americas. By partnering with the centers, UPLIFT identifies clients with legal needs that impact economic stability. Education and legal services are provided for the areas of housing, income and benefits, and debt. On-site services are provided to identify needs early. UPLIFT seeks to improve conditions throughout a community.

Common Legal Issues We Help With

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Housing

  • Evictions
  • Housing Quality
  • Public Housing Benefits
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Debt

  • Debt Collection
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Income and Benefits

  • Disability Benefits
  • Medicaid
  • SNAP

How We Help:

We provide information, referrals, advice, self-help services, limited assistance and representation to qualifying low-income individuals. The type of assistance we provide depends upon your situation, the legal issue and Legal Aid’s resources. Our services are free to those who qualify.

How to apply for Services:

Clients are identified and referred directly through collaboration with four community centers: the Malone Center, the Good Neighbor Center, the Asian Community and Cultural Center, and El Centro de las Americas.