In this grant program, civil legal aid organizations employ innovative strategies while empowering individuals and families of limited means to stay in their homes and become economically self-sufficient. At the same time, providers work at the community level to help groups facing disadvantage to stabilize and revitalize.
In 2022, the program assisted more than 1,200 low-income individuals and families. Providers reported the grant catalyzed positive evolution in their work, such as new or strengthened partnerships with community organizations.
The program is funded by a settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and Bank of America related to claims of mortgage-related fraud leading up to the 2007-2008 financial crisis.
All grants available under this program have been disbursed and no new funding is anticipated.