Legal Aid is a nonprofit, public interest law firm that provides free legal services to low-income Arkansans with civil legal problems across 31 counties.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a broad, national moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent from Sept. 4 until Dec. 31, 2020. Tenants seeking protection under the moratorium are required to submit a declaration to their landlord regarding their inability to make rent payments despite good faith efforts. Those who violate the order are subject to severe criminal penalties, including fines of $100,000 or more, imprisonment, or both.
The Center for Arkansas Legal Services (CALS) and Legal Aid of Arkansas have received a combined $2 million in grant awards from the Health Resources and Services Administration to provide free legal services to families impacted by the opioid epidemic.
Legal Aid of Arkansas has completed a multi-forum case against the owners and property management company of Springdale Ridge Apartments in Springdale. The case alleged systemic housing discrimination against Marshallese tenants.