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COVID-19 Updates and Policy Changes

Wait… what’s happening? We are living in an unprecedented moment, trying to adjust to a situation that continues to evolve. Life in our community has completely changed in a matter of days—so much so that it’s been hard to keep track of everything that has happened. We’re here to help.…

COVID-19 Update

Mecklenburg County has established a website for local updates on COVID-19. Update March 16, 2020: Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic across our community and the nation. We are following guidelines that protect the health and well-being of our staff and their families, our partners, and the people we serve while maintaining our role…

2020 Access to Justice Champions

We are grateful for those who are leading the way to support ACCESS in our community. These donors have contributed at the leadership level of $1,000 or more to the 2020 Access to Justice Campaign benefiting Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy and Legal Aid of North Carolina and bringing us…

COVID-19 Relief for N.C. Homeowners

By Nicholas Holt, paralegal-advocate, and Leah Kane, senior attorney, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy Consumer Protection Program In general, North Carolina homeowners are still required to make their contractual monthly mortgage payments during the COVID-19 crisis and their regular property tax and homeowner association (HOA) assessments.  However, there are a…

Fighting Fear with Facts: Helping Families Understand Public Charge

As a member of the Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign, a national coalition of organizations fighting to protect immigrant family stability, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy has been working to educate the community on the local impact of the Trump administration’s new Public Charge rule. The rule, which went into effect Feb.…

2020 Census: Get Counted, Hazte Contar

The 2020 Census is coming. Find out what you need to know to get counted. Se acerca el Censo 2020. Aprenda lo que necesita saber para ser contado. What is the Census? | ¿Qué es el censo? The census is a count taken every 10 years of every person in…

Protecting Seniors from Fraud and Scams

Seniors are at high risk of being targeted by scams due to increased health needs and accumulated assets, savings, or income. Learn about the types of scams that target seniors to protect yourself, your loved ones and your neighbors from becoming victims. Types of Scams Government Agency Scams: Scammers call…

What NOT to do when filing your taxes

Filing taxes can be an overwhelming task, often because taxpayers are afraid of making mistakes. And there’s a good reason for some to feel that way: seemingly small mistakes made when filing your taxes can result in a major issue with the IRS down the road. Learn what you need…

What to remember this Tax Season

Tax season is upon us, and many people are looking for help filing a tax return. In doing so, taxpayers should choose their tax preparers wisely because it’s ultimately the taxpayer who is responsible for all the information on their income tax return. This is true no matter who prepares…

Protect Yourself This Tax Season

Tax season is also the season for scams targeting taxpayers. Understand the most common scams to protect yourself, your personal information and your finances. Identity Theft This occurs when someone uses your personal information such as your Name, Social Security Number (SSN) or other personal identifying information, without your permission.…

Ocho Cosas Que Debes Saber Sobre Carga Pública

Tiene preguntas sobre la “carga pública”? Mire esta presentación de Elizabeth Setaro  del Centro Apoyo Legal de Charlotte para conocer cómo la carga pública y si afecta a su familia. ¿Qué es la carga publica? La carga publica se refiere a una ley antigua de inmigración que dice que el…