Upcoming LAF Video

For many years, LAF has had a relationship with our pro bono partner Gary Yordon, who helps us get our message out with high-quality videos and interview clips.  His work captures our clients’ stories in their own words, and it explains our work better than we can ourselves.  But the last time he made a…

Holding Chicago Housing Authority to its promises for Cabrini-Green

Earlier this month at the press conference pictured above, LAF helped the Cabrini-Green Local Advisory Council (LAC) file a federal lawsuit against the Chicago Housing Authority in an effort to compel CHA to honor its promise to maintain as 100% public housing, the Francis Cabrini Rowhouses, a 586-unit low-rise development on Chicago’s North Side. The…

Help celebrate our Veterans this Memorial Day!

Please join us in supporting LAF’s Veterans’ Rights Project this Memorial Day. LAF’s Veterans’ Rights Project is dedicated to ensure that low-income service members, veterans, and their dependents residing in Cook County receive advocacy and educational services regarding the enforcement of their legal rights and benefits.  Since November 2011, LAF has provided legal services to…

Poverty as a Childhood Disease

Poverty as a Childhood Disease This post was featured on the New York Times Blog last week, and saw quite a bit of traffic in social justice circles on Facebook.  Time and again LAF has seen that when we can solve a family’s legal problems, and create or restore economic stability in their lives, children…

Welcome to the LAF Blog!

For over 40 years LAF has been the largest provider of comprehensive free legal services in non-criminal matters to the most vulnerable people in Cook County.  The clients we see every day at LAF contend with a host of complicated civil legal problems which keep them from achieving true stability in life.  Many suffer from…