Current Initiatives

Housing Justice Fellowship Program

In partnership with Equal Justice Works, we are excited to have attorneys Brandon Ballard and Jamesa Parker, working with our outreach specialist, Deanna Smith, to fight for safe, sanitary, and affordable housing in partnership with our client communities in Portsmouth, South Norfolk and the East End of Newport News.  

National Homeless Law Center Justice Fellowship Program

In partnership with the National Homeless Law Center, we are excited to have attorney Jane Harless, fighting against the criminalization of poverty and for the rights of unhoused persons.

Advocates for Credit, Employment and Shelter

Understanding that sometimes combating poverty and injustice requires a coordinated effort, we have partnered with the other Legal Services Corporation of Virginia grantees to fight statewide issues surrounding equal access to credit, employment and housing.  

Campaign to Reduce Evictions 

Given that Hampton Roads has some of the highest eviction rates in the nation, LASEV is present at the public housing dockets for Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Chesapeake, accepting eligible clients for representation on the spot.  We also attend the Aqua Vista and Stuart Gardens dockets in Newport News.  Where private housing is largely unaffordable to our low-income client communities in Hampton Roads, it is vital to help those who have public and subsidized housing maintain it.

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