Lowcountry Legal Volunteers (LCLV) has created a new Housing Protection Program. The goal of the program is to inform people of their rights as tenants and to help individuals facing eviction. 

As part of this program, LCLV will hold a series of “Know Your Rights” clinics.

Two of these legal clinics will be held at 6 p.m. May 6 and 20 at the Parish Hall of the Church of the Cross Historic Bluffton Campus on Calhoun Street. As a bonus, local immigration attorney Aimee Deverall of the Deverall Law Firm, LLC will speak on immigration law.

These clinics are funded through grants from the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, Coastal Community Foundation, South Carolina Bar Foundation, and other state and local grantors and donors. So far, LCLV has helped numerous individuals and families on the brink of eviction reach more positive outcomes like being able to stay in their rental home or even assisting them with finding a new residence.

Lowcountry Legal Volunteers has been serving the community by providing free legal services to individuals who qualify based on need. The income requirements are that potential clients must be living at or below 150% below the federal poverty guidelines. For example, a family of four must earn less than $39, 750 to qualify for services. 

For more information, call 843-815-1570 or email icela@lclv.org.