The Massachusetts Senate Committee on Ways & Means included $49 million for civil legal aid in its FY24 budget recommendations—the full amount requested by MLAC and the EJC. Take a moment to thank your state senator for supporting the MLAC line item!
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Lack of funding forces civil legal aid programs in Massachusetts to turn away the majority of eligible residents who seek help with issues related to housing, employment, health care, education, family law, domestic violence, and others. Tens of thousands of low-income people must navigate the civil court system without legal representation, which can have catastrophic effects on their health, safety, and well-being.