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Hate Acts and the Fair Housing Act

What is the Fair Housing Act? The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing related transactions based on a person’s protected class membership. More information on the Fair Housing Act and…

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Predatory Lending: A Fair Housing Issue

What is Predatory Lending? Predatory lending typically refers to lending practices that impose unfair, deceptive, or abusive loan terms on borrowers. Why is Predatory Lending a Fair Housing Issue? Often predatory lenders target members of…

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The Fair Housing Act

The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in residential housing transactions because of a person’s protected class status. Protected Classes The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination on the basis…

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Senior Managing Attorney NBTA Certification

The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) and West Tennessee Legal Services (WTLS) are pleased to announce that WTLS’ Senior Managing Attorney, Beth Bates, has successfully achieved recertification as a…

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COVID-19 & Domestic Violence

An epidemic within a pandemic By Tammie Johnson, AS, Paralegal, West Tennessee Legal Services The COVID-19 pandemic changed the world as we know it. The ability to go to work…

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Taking a Stand for Racial Justice

West Tennessee Legal Services (WTLS) joins in solidarity with other civil legal aid organizations who have expressed outrage against systematic, long-standing, racial injustices in our country. As an organization devoted…

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SNAP Information

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, is a federal program that supplements families’ food budgets and allows those who qualify to buy food using a…

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TennCare Redetermination

All Medicaid agencies like TennCare are required to redetermine the eligibility of its members at least once a year. This means TennCare must review members’ information and decide if they…

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Have You Been Given An Eviction Notice?

Tennessee is a judicial eviction state. This means that for a landlord to remove a tenant (renter) from the property, there must be a court order allowing them to do…