Since 1966, NLSM has had a successful history of working with those who could not afford legal services and a 15 year history of working with those who are homeless and/or at risk of homelessness. Additionally, we provide financial assistance, housing relocation and stabilization services to those who are determined to be eligible for Homeless Prevention or Rapid Rehousing. Our program components include: Short and medium term rental assistance; security deposits; utility deposits/payments; moving costs; case management; outreach; housing search/inspection; legal services; credit repair; and financial literacy.
Permanent Supportive Housing
Our Out-Wayne County Permanent Supportive Housing Program provides on-going rental assistance to homeless, disabled individuals (18 years of age and over) and families that rent units in the private housing market. Focus on Families Permanent Housing program assists both disabled families and individuals, targeting the chronically homeless.
The Children’s Justice Center (CJC) specializes in piloting innovative justice initiatives, educational programming for parents and youth, and other supportive services targeting youth.
Older Americans Act Title IIIB Legal Services Provider and Caregiver Education Training and Support in Wayne County; Programs for Prevention of Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation in Livingston, Monroe and Wayne counties. Elder Law and Advocacy Center (ELAC) provides civil (non-criminal) legal services to persons 60 years of age and older who reside in Wayne County. Pervasive outreach and educational presentations for seniors, caregivers, professionals and others are conducted in all three counties with a focus on preventing elder abuse and legal problems and providing general civil legal advice.