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Right to Counsel Housing Representation

A recently-passed Right to Counsel housing ordinance has allowed LAWO to expand our program in assisting Toledoans facing eviction and other housing stability issues.

Special Projects Outreach Office at JFS

LAWO’s Special Projects Outreach Office has returned to the Lucas County Department of Job and Family Services and is welcoming prospective clients.

Neveah's Story

Neveah was subleasing an apartment and faced eviction issues when she found out her former roommate had not stayed up-to-date on the rent.

Beware of Scammers Posing as Employees of Legal Aid of Western Ohio

If someone claiming to be an employee of LAWO asks you to send them your personal or financial information by email—don't do it! A real LAWO employee will never ask you to send financial information by email.

Free Right to Counsel Housing & Eviction Prevention Legal Aid Services Available to Those Who Qualify

A recently-passed Right to Counsel housing ordinance has allowed LAWO to expand our program in assisting Toledoans facing eviction and other housing stability issues.

LAWO Special Projects Outreach Office Now Open at Lucas County Department of Job and Family Services

After a nearly two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, LAWO’s Special Projects Outreach Office has returned to the Lucas County Department of Job and Family Services and is welcoming prospective clients.

Lester's Story

Lester Jones* is a 62-year-old legally blind senior who receives Social Security, Medicaid, and Food Stamps.

Mary's Story

Mary*, a single parent with two children, had debts of over $142,000 and kept falling further behind on her payments.

Phillip's Story

Phillip Major* and his spouse, the parents of three minor children, were both employed as independent contractors with a company that sold fixed rate utility bill plans door-to-door. Mr. Major and his spouse both lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 shut-down and fell behind on their rent.

Outreach in the Midst of COVID

In 2020 and 2021 LAWO modified its outreach efforts to ensure it provided agricultural workers information about their rights and how to protect themselves and their families in a COVID safe manner. We also provided information on COVID-19 and personal protection equipment to agricultural workers.

Linda's Story

When Linda filed for a Civil Protection Order, she thought she and her children would need to move out of their home.

Juanita's Story

When the opposing party objected to Juanita’s civil protection order, she did not know how to proceed to keep her family safe.

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