What If I Can’t Afford a Bankruptcy Attorney to Stop a Foreclosure, Repossession or Eviction?

25 Feb What If I Can’t Afford a Bankruptcy Attorney to Stop a Foreclosure, Repossession or Eviction?

If you are facing a foreclosure, repossession, eviction or some other serious threat of property deprivation, and if you are income eligible, you may be able to obtain legal representation free of charge from your LSC-funded local legal aid office.

An LSC-funded legal aid office receives most of its funding from Legal Services Corporation. Legal Services Corporation is a quasi-federal agency which oversees the administration of legal services across the country. Before you may receive assistance from an LSC funded office, you must show to the intake clerk of that office that your income is at or below 125% of the poverty level.

To locate a legal aid office near you, visit the LSC website. The legal aid office in Pittsburgh and the surrounding region is called Neighborhood Legal Services Association.

If for some reason you cannot qualify for representation from an LSC-funded legal aid office, there may be other legal aid offices in your area which do not receive funds from LSC. These programs may have different criteria for representation. An example of such a program in Florida is Jacksonville Area Legal Aid.

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