Category Archives: News

Save the Date for the Justice for All Luncheon

Please join us at the 2015 Justice for All Luncheon as we share our story of providing justice for those in need in our community on Thursday, March 12th, from 12 – 1 p.m. at The Westin Hotel with keynote speaker The Honorable Mark Martin, Chief Justice of the N.C. Supreme Court and Chair of …

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IRS Free File

  If you earned $60,000 or less last year, you can file your taxes for free using a brand-name tax software through IRS Free File. If you earned more than $60,000, you can use the Free File Fillable Forms on their website. Learn more about how to file for free at www.IRS.gov/freefile. Here are some …

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2014 LSSP Community Impact Report

See what your support helped us do for people in need in 2014! 2014 was a great year at Legal Services of Southern Piedmont! With your support, we were able to help more clients than ever this year and respond to emergency issues affecting the most vulnerable in the Mecklenburg County area. With the recent …

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LS Settlement

NOTICE TO CONSUMERS SERVED BY THE N.C. INNOVATIONS WAIVER, THEIR FAMILIES, AND LEGAL GUARDIANS: PROPOSED SETTLEMENT OF L.S. et al. v. WOS et al. United States District Court – Eastern District of North Carolina Case No.: 5:11-CV-354   L.S. et al. v. Wos et al. is a federal lawsuit filed in July 2011. In 2012, …

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Celebrate #GivingTuesday with LSSP and LANC today!

  After the rush of Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes a holiday to celebrate giving back; #GivingTuesday is a special day in the holiday season to celebrate giving in your community. LSSP is proud to partner with #GivingTuesday and #GivingTuesdayCLT to provide a way for you, your family, your community or your organization to …

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Presidential Action on Immigration

  LSSP applauds the recent executive action taken by the President; it is a much needed step to stabilize many immigrants and protect immigrant families. Ultimately, these actions will strengthen our community and benefit North Carolina as much of this vulnerable population is able to come forward and lawfully participate in our economy. Through the …

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Debt Collection and Older Americans

  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office for Older Americans has released “A snapshot of debt collection complaints submitted by older consumers.”  The CFPB received approximately 25,800 complaints consumers aged 62 or older between July 2013 and September 2014, of which more than one-third concerned debt collection, surpassing complaints about all other consumer issues. Issues …

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LSSP expands veterans legal services to Cabarrus and Union Counties

With record numbers of veterans returning from war and many of them facing unemployment and rising poverty rates in North Carolina, Charlotte nonprofit Legal Services of Southern Piedmont (LSSP) works in the community to serve lower-income veterans struggling with issues like homelessness, health issues and financial instability. LSSP’s Veterans Legal Services Project now, with United …

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Storied Streets: Free Screening

Storied Streets: Free Screening You can help Solve the Puzzle this November during National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Month! The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Homeless Services Network (HSN) will host a free screening of a new documentary film on homelessness during National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Month. The film, Storied Streets, shows the many faces of homelessness and …

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Repossession Without the Repo Man

  Repossession Without the Repo Man: Starter Interrupt Devices More than $145 billion in subprime auto loans were issued in the first three months of 2014.  Subprime loans—which accounted for around 25% of all new auto loans in 2013—are those made to borrowers with credit scores of 640 or lower, typically at high interest rates, …

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