What is Legal Aid?

Legal Aid helps to make the justice system fair and accessible to all, especially the vulnerable in our society by providing free, comprehensive, civil legal aid. 

Our mission since 1908 has been to resolve serious legal problems of low-income people, to promote economic and family stability and to reduce poverty through effective legal assistance.

We work with individuals to achieve case-by-case problem resolution, and use legal advocacy to improve large systems. To assist as many people as possible, we’ve created innovative programs with high-impact strategies in partnership with local nonprofits serving those living in poverty. Our collaborative community connected approach is recognized as a “best practice” in yielding lasting change moving people towards economic self-sufficiency.


Eviction Moratorium Extended Until June 30, 2021

MARCH 30, 2021 –

“The CDC just extended its partial moratorium on evictions until June 30, 2021,” noted Nick DiNardo, Managing Attorney Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio LLC.  “This extension is crucial as millions of dollars flow from the federal government to local entities that provide emergency rental assistance for families suffering the financial effects of COVID-19.   Nick continued, “The partial moratorium will give Legal Aid and other tenant advocates time to process applications…

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Federal Tax Filing Deadline Extended to May 17

MARCH 19, 2021 –

The IRS extended the Federal Income Tax filing deadline to Monday, May 17.  According to an IRS news release, the postponement applies to individual taxpayers, including individuals who pay self-employment tax. Individual taxpayers do not need to file any forms or call the IRS to qualify for this automatic federal tax filing deadline.

To find Greater Cincinnati tax preparation sites that will file your taxes for free, call your local 2-1-1…

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