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You may be eligible for FREE income tax preparation.

Need help preparing your taxes? Connect with these helpful FREE resources to get started. VITA: IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance If your household income in 2022 was $60,000 or less, you could qualify to have your taxes prepared and submitted through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. VITA…

Extra Food Stamps are Ending

What are the Food Stamp Emergency Allotments?  Since March 2020, households received an extra $95 or more in Food Stamp benefits per month. These temporary pandemic related increases were authorized by Congress to help meet food needs. Due to recent action by the federal government, these extra payments are ending.…

Tyre Nichols

Tyre Nichols A human being. A Black man. A son. A father. A friend. A skateboarder. An amateur photographer. A victim of police brutality murdered at only 29 years old. We say again, a HUMAN BEING. We say his name to give him the respect and dignity he deserved; two…

“It’s hard for someone to understand what I go through every day”

Janet* knows firsthand that life can change in a split second.  Several years ago she and her young daughter were in a severe car accident.  Janet’s daughter walked away from the scene without injury, but Janet faced severe injuries to her brain and body that left her in the hospital…

As legal issues persist, North Carolina ‘dreamers’ hope bipartisan deal saves the day | Charlotte Observer

By DJ Simmons Read more at: As legal issues persist, North Carolina ‘dreamers’ hope bipartisan deal saves the day Oscar Romero, a UNC Charlotte graduate, says it can cost $500 to submit and renew the application that allows him to remain a “dreamer.” He is among 24,000 undocumented immigrants across…

Hope for a promising future for clients like Kevin

Kevin greets you with a shy smile and a kindness that immediately warms your heart.  His journey to the present has not been an easy one, yet he chooses to focus on the good that has brought him here and the bright future that lies in front of him. Kevin…

Protect yourself from holiday scams

‘Tis the season for holiday scams! We share some helpful tips on common scams and how to protect yourself. Shopping Online The two most prevalent scams when shopping online:  What to Do Be Careful How You Pay for Items Online or By Phone Never wire money directly to seller or…

Providing long-term stability for clients like Wendy

Wendy affectionately calls her older sister, Melody, “the manager”.  Melody laughs at the nickname but graciously takes on the role, balancing her job at a local restaurant, managing the daily operations of their home, and caring for her younger sister.  The sisters have come to rely on each other but…

2022-2023 Access to Justice Champions

We are grateful for those who are leading the way to fund our effort to ensure justice for all. Your commitment to the Access to Justice Campaign ensures legal staff will be ready when one of our neighbors faces civil legal issues threatening their safety, security, and stability. We can…

Advocacy Center Welcomes Federal Court Decision to End Title 42

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy welcomes the decision of US District Judge Emmet Sullivan to strike down the controversial Title 42 immigration policy, a public health law that was manipulated to expel vulnerable asylum seekers at our border.  Judge Sullivan ruled the law was “arbitrary and capricious” and faulted the…