Elizabeth A. Zak

  • Hosted by Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati
  • Service location Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Law school University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • Issue area Disability Rights, Housing/Homelessness, Veterans' Rights
  • Fellowship class year 2014
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

At the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati, Elizabeth represented low-income veterans and their family members in matters concerning VA disability benefits and housing. To assist Greater Cincinnati’s veterans, Elizabeth participated in litigation and administrative hearings with the Veterans Administration, represented clients in disputes with their landlords or government-assisted housing providers, and provided education and counseling to veterans organizations and individual veterans.

There are many resources available to veterans in Greater Cincinnati, yet too many veterans are still without income and housing. Securing disability compensation and safe, stable housing is part of a short and long term goal to serve veterans and assure their most basic needs are being met.

Fellowship Highlights

Elizabeth ensured that those who have served our country receive the attention they need and deserve from the Veterans Administration and other government entities as quickly and efficiently as possible. Elizabeth secured veterans secure disability compensation, access health care, avoid homelessness, and maintain safe, stable housing.

When someone lacks access to basic needs like healthcare and housing, there is an underlying, chronic lack of justice that needs to be addressed.

Elizabeth A. Zak /
Equal Justice Works 2014 Fellow

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