Our office is now located in an award-winning mill redevelopment project, “Union Crossing,” in Lawrence, operated by our friends at Lawrence Community Works. In these tough economic times, demand for our services has grown, while funding for legal aid programs like ours has dwindled. We were forced to move our Lawrence office to a more affordable space. Not only is our rent at Union Crossing half of what we previously paid, but the building offers us a new, modern and beautiful space to do our work without a reduction in services.
We love our new offices! But our move like this didn't happen by magic. We have launched a crowd-funding campaign to help us cover the upfront costs associated with our move. On the campaign site, you can check out pictures and video featuring our new space and office, and learn more about the fundraiser and the perks offered to our funders like you!
Please visit the campaign website to learn more about our crowd-funding efforts and support us with a donation of any amount. Your support allows NLS to devote thousands more of its revenues to directly serving clients. That means our work will go on, unaffected by the cost of our relocation. We get to help homeowners fight illegal and unjust foreclosure actions, to advocate for victims of domestic violence, to go to court against abusive debt collectors, to protect elderly victims of financial exploitation and abuse, to help tenants save their housing, to assist disabled people in accessing safety net programs, and so much more. Low-income workers, single parents, military veterans, elders, children, the disabled, the homeless and many others are those we help. Your contribution lets us help more people.
NLS Advocacy Coordinator Jim Breslauer was recently honored by the Massachusetts Bar Association with the 2013 Access to Justice Award.
Read the MBA Press Release here.
NLS welcomes Attorneys Rachel Granfield and Adelina Janiak as Americorp volunteers. Adelina will be working in our consumer unit, specifically on our HAMP litigation in federal court and some bankruptcy representation as time allows. She is replacing Americorp volunteer Kristen Antolini who we have hired to work on the HomeCorps grant received from Attorney General Martha Coakley for foreclosure prevention.
Rachel will be working with our housing unit, replacing Attorney Marc Potvin who is also moving over to work on the HomeCorps grant.
NLS celebrated 45 years of service to the low income communities of northeastern Massachusetts.