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As we prepare for the winter months, you can help ensure that veterans have adequate income, don’t become homeless, and have wide access to VA services.
“I felt like I had an army behind me. Without legal aid, I don’t know where I’d be today. I just don’t know where my family would be. [CVLC and my pro bono attorneys were] fighting for our family and our home during a really critical time… I feel so very blessed.”
Veteran D, Air Force, CVLC Client
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Governor Lamont’s moratoriums on evictions expire on December 31st, 2020! We expect four times the evictions in early 2021 as cases are piling up to hit the courts all at once. Job loss will keep this surge high for the rest of the year as veterans are not able to pay rent.
Throughout the pandemic, CVLC attorneys have continued to work with individual veterans to assist with their legal needs and also advocate for their safety and well-being. Your support helps low-income veterans bridge the divides that separates them from healthcare and housing.
Our generous board members have pledged $30,000 in matching funds toward our goal of $50,000 for free legal services for low-income veterans in 2021.
- Contributions above $100 will be matched dollar for dollar – doubling your impact.
- Donations above $500 will be matched at 200% – tripling your impact!
A gift of $100 will generate approximately $4,000 in tangible benefits for low-income veterans facing unjust evictions.
A gift of $500 will generate $30,000 for veterans in need!
For every $1 that you gave, CVLC generated approximately $20 in tangible benefits for vulnerable veterans last year!
Elderly, disabled veterans are some of the most vulnerable to coronavirus.
- The Veteran death rate for coronavirus is 8 percent, higher than the national fatality rate of 5.8 percent.
- Veterans are 4 times more likely to need hospitalization due to COVID-19 and twice as likely to need the ICU or a ventilator.
- Disabled veterans are more susceptible to COVID-19 because they often live in poverty and have housing insecurity.
- Housing, healthcare, and income are key to preventing the spread of COVID-19.
- Homeless individuals have double vulnerability to COVID-19. Veterans make up 7% of the general population, but 12% of homeless Americans are veterans.
- Many homeless or at-risk veterans are older and have multiple chronic conditions that place them in more than one high risk category.
With a median income of $16,000 per year, CVLC clients cannot afford a lawyer.