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The number of families Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy serves each year through individual representation in the Charlotte area.

300,000 +

The number of Mecklenburg County residents who are eligible for our services and in need of legal assistance but unable to afford private lawyers.


The number of adults and children we who received free legal screenings in the Charlotte Immigration Court last year, helping them prepare for court proceedings when they cannot find or afford representation.


The amount of money Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy receives from the Legal Services Corporation. We gave up this funding to continue our committed advocacy work and service to vulnerable populations.

$9.4 m

The amount of financial benefits earned on behalf of clients through our assistance last year.


The amount of money that goes back into North Carolina’s economy for every dollar invested in legal aid providers like Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy.



Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy protects the fundamental rights of all people, using litigation and advocacy to enact policy changes at the state and national level to improve outcomes and ensure fairness under the law.

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After the Moratorium: Eviction Assistance and Resources

The eviction moratorium has ended, but there are still legal and financial resources available. We brought together Juan Hernandez, Staff Attorney, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy and Erin Barbee, Senior Vice President Programs & Fund Development, DreamKey Partners, to answer common questions and share helpful information for community members facing eviction. https://youtu.be/iUOpQsYzufo Find a copy…

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Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy Launches Medicaid Storytelling

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy is partnering with the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) for a Medicaid storytelling project to learn how Medicaid has impacted North Carolinians. We encourage anyone to share their experience with Medicaid, whether it is good or bad, and how having or not having Medicaid has made a difference. Those interested in participating…

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How to Make the Most Of Your Healthcare.gov Plan

You took the step to enroll for health insurance coverage using Healthcare.gov. Congratulations! You’ve joined more than 31 million people who have the peace of mind of knowing they are covered with access to preventive health care and life-saving screenings. Take advantage of free services. Preventive health services are included in every Healthcare.gov plan and are…

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Action Alert: Protections for Motel Renters Threatened as Bill Advances in NC Senate

The fight to protect our community’s most vulnerable renters continues.  Thanks to your advocacy, a measure to take away tenants’ rights from motel renters was taken out of a regulatory reform bill in the N.C. General Assembly. But it has become a standalone bill moving forward in the N.C. Senate as HB 352 Hotel Safety Issues. The bill is now before…

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Beware of COVID-19 Foreclosure Rescue and Forbearance Assistance Scams

By Niayai Lavien Many homeowners are facing increased financial hardships due to unemployment and COVID-19.  Scammers are taking advantage of the current economic fallout of the pandemic and employing elaborate scams to trick homeowners out of their properties. Older adults and the economically disadvantaged are more likely to be targets of these abusive practices.   The CDC’s federal…

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All About Appeals

As a consumer on the Health Insurance Marketplace (Healthcare.gov), you have the right to appeal decisions that are not in your favor. There are two types of appeals. The first is an appeal of a Marketplace decision (generally a decision on your eligibility to purchase a plan on Healthcare.gov). The second is an appeal of…

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