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Ensuring clients get their stimulus checks

Low-Income Tax Clinic

The CARES Act, signed into law in March of 2020, includes “economic impact payments” to most U.S. residents with a Social Security number who made less than $75,000 per year. The payments went first to those who had a 2019 or 2020 tax refund deposited electronically in their accounts. Many...

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Housing and Family Law

Advocacy protects housing vouchers for survivors of domestic violence

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Attorneys move quickly to protect child victim of abuse

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