Programs: Legal aid improves safety and health for people with low income. Legal aid strategies in achieving this goal include: securing safety against domestic violence and for other victims of crime; increasing access to health care; and improving health and safety of homes and neighborhoods. In 2017, legal aid: increased safety for 96% of clients for whom safety was an issue; and secured access to health insurance for 94% of clients for whom health insurance was an issue.
legal aid promotes education and economic stability for people with low income. Legal aid's strategies in achieving this goal include: improving clients' economic security through jobs, consumer protection, and access to public benefits; and increasing clients' access to quality education. In 2017, legal aid: removed education barriers for 91% of clients who had barriers to education; increased clients' assets by $6. 2 million; decreased clients' debt by $6. 7 million; and increased clients' annual income by over $1. 1 million.
legal aid secures decent, affordable housing for people with low income. Legal aid's strategies in achieving this goal include increasing availability and accessibility of affordable housing, improving housing stability, and improving housing conditions. In 2017, legal aid: prevented 63% of foreclosures; and prevented 99% of evictions.