Ohio’s legal aid organizations created the Alliance of Ohio Legal Aids in 2018 with the goal of increasing the quality of civil legal services for low-income individuals, as well as improving access to them. Civil legal issues are matters between individuals and companies, lenders, landlords, creditors or the local, state or federal government.

Every county in Ohio is served by one of the state’s legal aid programs. These nonprofit organizations provide free legal assistance to low-income Ohioans with issues related to employment, housing, domestic violence, education inequity and access to health care, food stamps or disability assistance. In order to qualify for assistance from a legal aid organization, you must meet income eligibility guidelines and resource limits.


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