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2009 General News

December

2009's mortgage modifications pretty minor

  • By: San Francisco Chronicle
  • 12/23/2009
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Even a Blizzard Does Not Slow Legal Aid Down!

  • By: MakingJusticeReal.org
  • 12/23/2009
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Obama names conservatives to Legal Services board

  • By: McClatchy Newspapers
  • 12/23/2009
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HUD Continuum of Care Competition FY 2009 -- Homeless Assistance Award Report

  • By: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • 12/23/2009
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St. Landry Parish Pro-Bono Legal Clinic

Football and Community in New Orleans

  • By: The New York Times
  • 12/22/2009
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State agencies face more cuts

  • By: The Times-Picayune
  • 12/18/2009
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Tax Revenue Drop Causes $197M La. Budget Deficit

  • By: The Associated Press/The New York Times
  • 12/18/2009
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Local musicians score victory in 4th Circuit

  • By: Arts Council of New Orleans
  • 12/18/2009
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Indigent litigants get help from legal aid grant

  • By: Avalanche Journal/Lubbock Online
  • 12/18/2009
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Welfare Rolls Begin to Grow Again, Modestly

  • By: The New York Times
  • 12/17/2009
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As wage theft rises, states and cities crack down

  • By: The Associated Press/WWLTV.com
  • 12/17/2009
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Editorial: De-Criminalizing Children

  • By: The New York Times
  • 12/17/2009
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With 'deferred' jobs, more new lawyers working for free

  • By: The Atlanta Constitution
  • 12/16/2009
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The United Way for the Greater New Orleans Area and the New Orleans Kids Partnership: speakers needed for "Solutions Summit"

  • By: United Way for the Greater New Orleans Area/New Orleans Kids Partnership
  • 12/15/2009
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What New Orleans Needs

  • By: The New York Times
  • 12/14/2009
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Clinics help people represent themselves in court

  • By: The Associated Press
  • 12/14/2009
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2009 European Pro Bono Forum a Great Success

  • By: Public Interest Law Institute
  • 12/11/2009
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State Courts at the Tipping Point

  • By: The New York Times
  • 12/11/2009
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A Plea to Congress on Jobless Benefits

  • By: The New York Times
  • 12/08/2009
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Obama Offers Help for Small Businesses

  • By: The New York Times
  • 12/08/2009
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Need is up, but funding plummets for legal aid

  • By: The Washington Post
  • 12/07/2009
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Homeless find Sanctuary

Penn Law Students Offer Videos to Help Protect Immigrants from Fraud

  • By: University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • 12/03/2009
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Be heard! Visit DisasterRecoveryWorkingGroup.org.

  • By: U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
  • 12/03/2009
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U.S. probes Alabama's funding for court interpreters

  • By: Al.com/The Birmingham News
  • 12/02/2009
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Food Stamp Use Soars, and Stigma Fades

  • By: The New York Times
  • 12/01/2009
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$7.5 million to keep a roof over their heads

  • By: The Washington Post
  • 12/01/2009
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November

Ruling on Katrina Flooding Favors Homeowners

  • By: The New York Times
  • 11/19/2009
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Commentary: pro bono internships done right

  • By: Wisconsin Law Journal
  • 11/18/2009
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Wal-Mart Gives To Legal Aid

Housing Choice in Crisis

Editorial: Legal aid for the poor

  • By: The Washington Post
  • 11/16/2009
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Proposal uses federal dollars to clear blight

  • By: The Times-Picayune
  • 11/13/2009
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Low-cost legal advice: Cheap Trick Thursday

U.S. foreclosure filings dip

  • By: Courier-Journal.com
  • 11/12/2009
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Fair Housing Forum -- Louisiana Office of Community Development

  • By: Louisiana Office of Community Development
  • 11/10/2009
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Out-of-home foster care reform kicks off

Fellowship To Fund Public Service Law

  • By: The Harvard Crimson
  • 11/09/2009
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U.S. Readies Jobless Aid and Help on Homes

  • By: The New York Times
  • 11/06/2009
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Diversity Conclave Updates

  • By: LSBA -- Diversity Committee
  • 11/05/2009
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Veterans and women suffer as legal aid money dries up

  • By: The Sydney Morning Herald
  • 11/04/2009
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National Council of State Housing Agencies Blog

  • By: National Council of State Housing Agencies Blog
  • 11/03/2009
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Homeless Kids in Juneau

New legal aid for middle class

  • By: Winnipeg Free Press
  • 11/02/2009
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October

Frontline: Juvenile Justice

Obama nominates New Orleans lawyer Brian Jackson for federal bench

  • By: Associated Press/The Times-Picayune
  • 10/30/2009
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Gates Foundation grants $3 million to legal aid

  • By: Associated Press/Seattlepi.com
  • 10/30/2009
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U.S. May Be Open to Asylum for Spouse Abuse

  • By: The New York Times
  • 10/30/2009
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Wrongfully Convicted Man Praises Pro Bono Work

  • By: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • 10/29/2009
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Economy Leads to High Pro Bono Demands

For Runaways, Sex Buys Survival

  • By: The New York Times
  • 10/27/2009
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'Civil Gideon' Trumpets Legal Discord

  • By: The Wall Street Journal
  • 10/27/2009
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Recession Drives Surge in Youth Runaways

  • By: The New York Times
  • 10/26/2009
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Nonprofits get help from newly minted lawyers

  • By: Associated Press/MSNBC.com
  • 10/26/2009
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A Voice for the Poor Is Silenced

  • By: The New York Times
  • 10/22/2009
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HRC says legal aid is a right

  • By: Cayman News Service
  • 10/21/2009
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Pro bono work can build your resume

  • By: Wisconsin Law Journal
  • 10/20/2009
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California gives the poor a new legal right

Lawyer Epiphanies

  • By: The New York Law Journal
  • 10/19/2009
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Robert Ambrogi's "New Sites: from Reserch to Pro Bono"

  • By: Robert Ambrogi's Law Sites
  • 10/19/2009
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Foreclosures: A Crisis in Legal Representation

  • By: Brennan Center for Justice
  • 10/16/2009
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President Obama's Remarks in New Orleans

Obama: New Orleans will be better than ever

  • By: The Associated Press
  • 10/15/2009
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HUD Takes Action to Expand Jobs and Training Opportunities for Low-Income Residents.

  • By: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • 10/14/2009
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La. juvenile justice system criticized

  • By: The Times-Picayune
  • 10/13/2009
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HUD Names New Leadershiop at Housing Authority of New Orleans

  • By: U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
  • 10/12/2009
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Details on Obama New Orleans Trip

  • By: The Page on Time.com
  • 10/12/2009
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Another Kind of Foreclosure Crisis

  • By: The New York Times
  • 10/09/2009
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Forecast: 35, 800 New Louisiana Jobs Over 2 Years

  • By: The Associated Press/The New York Times
  • 10/08/2009
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President Obama to visit New Orleans Oct. 15

  • By: The Times-Picayune
  • 10/08/2009
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DSS allows Food Stamp (SNAP) applications by phone.

  • By: DSS -- Louisiana Department of Social Services
  • 10/07/2009
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Governor Jindal Proclaims Pro Bono Week: October 25-31

  • By: Louisiana State Bar Association
  • 10/07/2009
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Legal Aid Holding Its Own, ‘But Just Barely’

  • By: The Wall Street Journal Blog
  • 10/05/2009
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Cash Squeeze Said to Deny Legal Aid to Poor

  • By: The New York Times
  • 10/05/2009
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Ole Miss gets legal aid grant

  • By: The Clarion Ledger
  • 10/05/2009
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Teens become prey in Charlotte sex trade

  • By: CharlotteObserver.com
  • 10/05/2009
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Article discusses trafficking of men

  • By: International Issue Forum
  • 10/05/2009
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Need training for your deferred associates?

  • By: Equal Justice Works
  • 10/05/2009
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LSC Releases Updated Report on Justice Gap in America

  • By: LSC -- Legal Services Corporation
  • 10/05/2009
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September

The needy struggle in civil court cases

Cash Squeeze Said to Deny Legal Aid to Poor

  • By: The New York Times
  • 09/30/2009
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Fed Proposes Rules on Credit Cards

  • By: The New York Times
  • 09/29/2009
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UN-HABITAT & HUD Team Up for World Habitat Day, October 5th 2009

  • By: US Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • 09/24/2009
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Donovan Announces $300 Million Dollars in Recovery Act Funding to Prevent Homelessness

  • By: US Department of Housing and Urban Development - HUD
  • 09/23/2009
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A lifeline for victims needs one of its own

  • By: The Washington Post
  • 09/21/2009
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Holland & Knight expands its community service efforts

  • By: Tampa Bay Business Journal
  • 09/15/2009
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Pay Cut for Public Service

Law Library of Louisiana Adds Self Help Section

  • By: Law Library of Louisiana
  • 09/15/2009
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Free Brochures from the FTC

  • By: Federal Trade Commission -- FTC
  • 09/14/2009
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Crumbling legal aid system gets boost

HUD Awards $17 Million to Help Develop Housing for the Very Low-Income Elderly

  • By: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development -- HUD
  • 09/04/2009
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HANO Section 8 voucher process revised after complaints

  • By: Housing Authority of New Orleans
  • 09/03/2009
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Pro bono's preparation leads to extraordinary Hatian asylum victory

  • By: National Immigrant Justice Center
  • 09/01/2009
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August

The State of New Orleans: An Update

  • By: The New York Times
  • 08/28/2009
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PROMISES, PROMISES: Praise for Obama on Katrina

  • By: The Associated Press/The New York Times
  • 08/28/2009
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Hope, reality collide in post-Katrina New Orleans

  • By: The Associated Press (posted to site of NPR)
  • 08/26/2009
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Pace of housing program blasted

  • By: The Times-Picayune
  • 08/25/2009
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Last-minute negotiations ease some foreclosures

  • By: The Associated Press
  • 08/24/2009
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Many Landlords Reject Housing Vouchers

  • By: The Times-Picayune
  • 08/20/2009
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Pro se divorce is on the rise

  • By: Virginia Lawyers Weekly
  • 08/19/2009
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St. Bernard violated housing act, judge says

  • By: The Times-Picayune
  • 08/18/2009
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Emergency housing voucher aid extended

  • By: The Times-Picayune
  • 08/14/2009
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New Opportunities with the Pro Bono Project

Do-it-yourself litigators get hand from state

  • By: MPR -- Minnesota Public Radio
  • 08/12/2009
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Cuts in legal aid hit poorest

Recession forces more to act as own lawyer

Campaign targets human trafficking

  • By: Tampa Bay Newspapers Online
  • 08/05/2009
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Detained Immigrants Continue Hunger Strike

  • By: Latin American Herald Tribune
  • 08/05/2009
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Wyoming legal aid group gets $300,000 grant

  • By: Associated Press/LocalNews8.com
  • 08/03/2009
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Groups sue over Texas food-stamp processing times

  • By: Associated Press/Forbes
  • 08/03/2009
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July

Report Criticizes FEMA Response on Trailers

  • By: The New York Times
  • 07/31/2009
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60 immigrant detainees hunger strike in Louisiana; authorities deny poor conditions

  • By: Associated Press/Los Angeles Times/New York Times
  • 07/31/2009
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U.N. advisory panel monitors housing

  • By: The Times-Picayune
  • 07/30/2009
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Louisiana ranks 49th in national study of children's quality of life

  • By: The Times-Picayune & Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • 07/29/2009
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Jindal homeless bill veto takes some by surprise

  • By: New Orleans CityBusiness
  • 07/29/2009
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Presidential Proclamation: LSC Turns 35

  • By: The White House -- President Barack Obama
  • 07/28/2009
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Katrina's displaced worry about Census count

  • By: The Times-Picayune
  • 07/27/2009
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Free legal aid requests rise

  • By: The Topeka Capitol-Journal
  • 07/27/2009
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U.S. citizens wrongly detained, deported by ICE

  • By: San Francisco Chronicle
  • 07/27/2009
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Iowa's legal aid offices feel pinch

  • By: DesMoinesRegister.com
  • 07/24/2009
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Searching For Life In Dead Buildings

  • By: The Washington Post
  • 07/24/2009
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The Internet and the Recession

  • By: Pew Internet & American Life Project
  • 07/23/2009
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Donation slump could hinder disaster assistance

  • By: The Associated Press (AP)
  • 07/22/2009
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New Policy Permits Asylum for Battered Women

  • By: The New York Times
  • 07/17/2009
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FTC gets out the word about foreclosure rescue scams

  • By: Federal Trade Commission
  • 07/17/2009
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U.S. foreclosures rise 15 percent in first half of 2009

  • By: The Associated Press/The Times-Picayune
  • 07/16/2009
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Louisiana Tax Amnesty Program

  • By: Louisiana Department of Revenue
  • 07/15/2009
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Down and up on the bayou -- The New York Times

  • By: The New York Times
  • 07/14/2009
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The Advocate: Housing gets a stimulus

Pro Bono Rankings, by The American Lawyer

  • By: The American Lawyer
  • 07/14/2009
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Equal Justice Issues Merit Attention

  • By: National Law Journal
  • 07/13/2009
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Volunteer for Operation Enduring Lamp

  • By: Louisiana State Bar Association
  • 07/07/2009
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Thousands still in FEMA trailers

Free legal services stretched as demand rises

  • By: MetroWest Daily News/GateHouse News Service
  • 07/06/2009
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June

Economy Strains Legal Services for the Poor

  • By: Center for American Progress
  • 06/23/2009
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Numbers on Welfare See Sharp Increase

  • By: The Wall Street Journal
  • 06/23/2009
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Volunteer Opportunities with UNITY of Greater New Orleans

  • By: Unity of Greater New Orleans
  • 06/23/2009
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Feds offer breaks to trailer residents

  • By: The Times-Picayune
  • 06/18/2009
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HUD "Recovery in Action Week" webcasts

  • By: U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
  • 06/11/2009
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May

Obama Administration to Expand Homeowner Aid

  • By: The Times-Picayune/AP
  • 05/14/2009
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April

Katrina/Rita Home Elevation Grant Cap Rises to $100,000

  • By: Louisiana Recovery Authority
  • 04/09/2009
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March

Employment Opportunity at Legal Services of North Louisiana

  • By: LSNL Legal Services of North Louisiana
  • 03/25/2009
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Tulane Environmental Law Summit

February

Judge Upholds City Ban on Section 8 Rent Bias

  • By: The New York Times
  • 02/19/2009
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January

Student Hurricane Network -- Spring Trips Information

  • By: Student Hurricane Network
  • 01/13/2009
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