Free authorized assistance is now obtainable to low-income and different susceptible Haverhill residents with housing and different points.
Mayor James J. Fiorentini mentioned Tuesday the town developed and is paying for this system staffed on the Haverhill Citizen’s Middle by native attorneys from Northeast Authorized Support. This system kicks off right now, March 8, and can run Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from midday to 4 p.m., on the Citizen’s Middle, 10 Welcome St., room 13 on the decrease stage.
The mayor mentioned he has been engaged on getting this system up and operating for a number of months as a part of a bundle of proposals to deal with the necessity for extra reasonably priced housing and help residents combating rising rental costs.
“When a landlord dramatically will increase the hire or is threatening eviction, many instances low-income people and households don’t have the means for authorized recommendation or assist,” Fiorentini mentioned. “There are a variety of heartbreaking tales on the market proper now, and this can be a program the place folks can go to get assist.”
Northeast Authorized Support has been offering free authorized companies to the poor, indigent and underrepresented for 50 years. The group presents free authorized companies for civil circumstances together with housing issues, particularly tenant/landlord points, in addition to elder legislation, household legislation, shopper safety, incapacity advantages and schooling advocacy.
Residents might attain Northeast Authorized Support by calling 978-458-1465 or visiting northeastlegalaid.org.