Legal Services of Eastern Michigan is a nonprofit organization that gives free civil legal help to low-income people.
Our mission is to use legal skills to address the causes and effects of poverty, especially those that affect a low-income person's ability to survive.
For information or help, call 1-800-322-4512
We may not realize it, but most of us are very trusting. We actually trust strangers all the time. We trust that the guy driving next to us isn’t going to swerve into our lane; we trust that the grocer is going to charge us pretty close to market prices for our fruits and vegetables; we trust that the gas we get at the corner station will be okay for our vehicles. Where would we be without these simple trusts?
Grant to Help LSEM Prevent Homelessness
Legal Services of Eastern Michigan will be able to continue its work to prevent some Flint residents from becoming homeless thanks to a grant from the City of Flint. The city gave LSEM a $13,000 grant to be used for the Housing Law Assistance Project to help provide free legal assistance to low-income Flint residents at risk of losing their homes.
LSEM Helps Ailing Woman Fend off Credit Agency
It had been five years since she filed for bankruptcy, yet one Flint woman was still feeling the effects of her financial problems from 2008. 62-year-old Glenda (fictional name) had been getting calls from a credit agency about debt from a credit card she says she can’t even remember having. The debt was supposed to be listed in her bankruptcy proceedings and taken care of back in 2008, but it was left out by mistake. Upset and panicked - Glenda called Legal Services of Eastern Michigan for help.
Fair Housing Testers are in Our Corner!
A big part of the reason The Fair Housing Center of Eastern Michigan, is successful in helping cut down on discrimination, is our testing staff. We have testers who actually go out into the field almost every day and test landlords and lenders face-to-face. Our Flint and Saginaw offices each have about 70-80 testers.
Michigan Residents are Getting Nailed with Old Utility Bills!
Imagine – you pay your bills on time – go about your business and then wham! You’re hit with a huge utility bill – and not even your own – someone else’s! AND it’s LEGAL!