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Housing Discrimination Rights of Persons with HIV and AIDS

The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits the denial of housing to a person based on the Person’s membership in one or more of the classes protected under the Act. The…

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Food Assistance Available to Help Communities Recover from March 31-April 1 Storms

Tennessee will accept D-SNAP applications from individuals impacted by the March 31st and April 1st severe weather event. NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is making assistance…

Renters Insurance is a type of insurance policy that you buy when starting a new lease
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WHAT IS RENTERS INSURANCE?

Renters Insurance is a type of insurance policy that you buy when starting a new leaseor moving into a new rental property. Some landlords make you buy renters insurance.If your…

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West Tennessee Legal Services Attorney James DiMarco Obtains Declaratory Judgement, Injunctive Relief, and Damages for Fair Housing Violations

Jackson, Tennessee — On December 8, 2022, a jury awarded a WTLS client a judgment of over $11,000 following a four-day trial in Jackson, Tennessee. Represented by attorney James DiMarco,…

SSI & Pandemic Payments

SSI and Pandemic Payments

The Social Security Administration recently updated its guidance on pandemic-related financial assistance to make it clearer that these funds will never be counted as a resource for Supplemental Security Income…

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Assistance Available for Victims of December Severe Weather

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) has received federal approvalmaking new disaster relief assistance available to Tennesseans who suffered during the severestorms of December 10-11, 2021. Starting…

SNAP Disaster Relief

Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP)

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) approves Tennessee’s request to operate D-SNAP in 12 counties in response to the impact of the severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornados that began…

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Pro Bono Month Kick-Off

WTLS is excited to partner with the Administrative Office of the Courts for #ProBonoMonth tomorrow! For our Kick-Off Event, Russel Fowler, the director of litigation and advocacy at Legal Aid…

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Consumer Alert: Flooded Vehicles on the Used Car Market

The Tennessee Attorney General has issued a consumer alert – flood damaged vehicles may appear in used car markets following Hurricane Ida. By law, these vehicles’ titles should say that…