David Landau

The Project

David Landau is providing legal support to tenant organizers and tenant associations to help them save and improve at-risk project-based Section 8 communities.

As Housing Assistance Payments are expiring, many owners of project-based developments are electing to opt-out of the program. Tenants of these developments need help with organizing to exercise their rights and options for preserving their homes. Additionally, other project-based Section 8 developments are at-risk due to serious conditions problems. Tenants in these developments need help to improve their communities.

 

The Project

Ellen helped low-income veterans obtain the veterans benefits and other public benefits to which they are entitled. Ellen also assisted veterans with other legal matters in the areas of family law, housing law, education law, and criminal records. Finally, Ellen improved the financial stability of poor veterans in Cook County.

 

The Project

Ensure that low-income service members, veterans, and their families receive advocacy, legal representation and educational services regarding the enforcement of their legal rights and benefits, both with the Department of Veterans Affairs as well as in a variety of other civil legal areas, including Consumer, Housing, Family, and Public Benefits law.

This project addresses a wide variety of the needs of low-income service members, veterans, and their families. For example, we assist with VA benefits, Character of Service Determinations and Discharge Upgrades, Social Security denials, pending evictions, and consumer issues.