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USCIS Required to Accept New DACA Applications

On Dec. 4, 2020, in Batalla Vidal, et al. v. Wolf, et al. the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York required USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) to again accept first-time DACA applications based on the terms of the DACA policy that were in effect prior to the Administration’s putative rescission of the DACA program on Sept. 5, 2017. USCIS is also now required to accept applications for advance parole…

The Gift of a Second Chance

Javourya Winstead had several charges in her youth as a result of being, in her own words, “young and reckless.” Although these charges were from long ago, she still faced the collateral consequences of her past convictions.   Criminal records significantly hinder social mobility, particularly for Black people and other communities of color. Expungement reduces the list of nonviolent…

NAVIGATING OPEN ENROLLMENT: Top Four Mistakes To Avoid

Learn the top four mistakes navigators see people make on the Health Insurance Marketplace.

NAVIGATING OPEN ENROLLMENT: Healthcare.gov Income Questions

The Open Enrollment Period is often the only opportunity for individuals and families to sign up for a health insurance plan for the following year. Until December 15, 2020, you can sign up for a 2021 plan. Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy’s health insurance navigators help families and individuals choose…

Justice for Lake Arbor Tenants Subjected to Dangerous Housing Conditions

The NC Justice Center, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, and the law firm of Robinson Bradshaw filed a lawsuit in 2019 against the former owners and property managers on behalf of class of Lake Arbor tenants who had paid rent during periods of time when serious Housing Code violations were…

A “Little Safe Place on Elizabeth Avenue”

Even before the pandemic, Melody and her family were facing a difficult year. Because of her husband’s heart condition and sister’s disability, Melody was the only member of her family bringing in any income, the majority of which went to paying medical bills and old property taxes her parents had…

NC Extra Credit Grant Program

Dec. 7, 2020, Update: On behalf of Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy and our partners, thank you for your interest in the NC Extra Credit Grant program. The 335forNC application process has closed.  However, if you are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic there are several ways Charlotte Center for…

Looking Toward a New Administration

Friends, This has been an unparalleled election season for many reasons, among them occurring during a global pandemic and national protests for racial justice. We now know the outcome of our national and state elections. Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy applauds those who have fought so fiercely to protect the…

2021 Access to Justice Champions

We are grateful for those who are leading the way to fund our COVID-19 effort to ensure safety, stability, and security for all during these uncertain times. Your support enables us to continue this important work and adapt to meet our community’s needs. Despite the challenges that this year has…

The 2020 Election

Friends, The 2020 election has been certainly unprecedented. Although ballots have already been cast in North Carolina and across the nation, we understand that we likely will not know the outcome of the election for days to come. Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy recognizes and is grateful to activists and…