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Before & After 2014

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Client Success StoriesWhen we work together, amazing things happen


WELDON WAS READY TO MOVE, BUT LEGAL AID SAVED HIS HOME Weldon is a disabled man living on a small fixed income. He contacted Legal Aid after his home was foreclosed on and he faced imminent eviction. Due to his poor health, Weldon was unable to find appropriate housing quickly and needed to delay his […]


FILING A PROBATE PROCEEDING SAVED TONI’S HOME Toni came to Legal Aid seeking help with a mortgage loan that was at risk of foreclosure. Years ago, Toni and her husband purchased their home together. Shortly before his death, and unbeknownst to Toni, her husband had taken out a mortgage on their home solely in his […]


PROPERTY TAX REFUNDS SAVED TERESA’S HOME Teresa came to Legal Aid seeking help after she fell a few months behind in her mortgage payments. She had originally taken the loan out to pay for repairs on her home, and had been faithful in making payments for many years so that her remaining loan balance was […]


LEGAL AID HELPS WIDOWED HOMEOWNER PREVENT FORECLOSURE Lyman, 77, a widowed homeowner, was referred to Legal Aid late on a Friday afternoon by a Kansas City housing counseling agency. That agency was unable to convince the mortgage lender to stop a foreclosure sale of Lyman’ home, which was scheduled for the following Wednesday. Lyman had […]

In the Spotlight


REHABBING PROPERTIES HAS SEVERAL ADVANTAGES OVER DEMOLITION Gregg Lombardi – Executive Director Two days this week, the Kansas City Star has had front-page articles that discussed Police Chief Forte’s idea of demolishing abandoned and blighted properties as a way of reducing crime. It’s an attractive idea and I would like to suggest a way of […]

Full Lockup (Color)

LEGAL AID UNVEILS NEW LOGO We are proud to announce the launch of a new visual identity system as part of the ongoing evolution of Legal Aid’s brand position. Last year marked our 50th anniversary and we are looking ahead to the next 50 years. We feel this is the perfect time to evaluate our […]


CHECK OUT OUR 2014 ANNUAL REPORT Every year, Legal Aid of Western Missouri provides free legal assistance and representation on civil (noncriminal) matters to thousands of your neediest neighbors in our 40-county service area. When they have nowhere else to turn, low-income families and individuals, elders, and people with disabilities look to Legal Aid for help […]


Neighborhood Training Series 2015 Schedule Presented by Legal Aid of Western Missouri Monday January 26:  The “Ins and Outs” of Foreclosure Prevention and Beneficiary Deeds Monday February 23:  Tips on Buying Homes with a Contract for Deed Monday March 23:  KCMO Neighborhood Services Presentation Monday April 27:  Zoning Issues: Enforcement and Challenging Amendments Wednesday May […]

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