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Everyone needs to feel safe in their homes and as they drive their children to school, travel to work, and run errands. Unfortunately, not everyone fe ...

Children of Undocumented Parents Unlawfully Denied Driver’s Licenses

Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center, et al. v. Registrar, Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles  Obtaining a temporary instruction permit at age 15 and t ...

Important Message About COVID-19

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE) is here to help people living in poverty for whom the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about swift and se ...

Celebrating the Center for Equal Justice

The Center for Equal Justice has stood as a beacon of hope for 10 years at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Huron Street in Toledo. It offers servic ...

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Nearly 2000 people helped during driver's license clinics

Ohioans deserve the chance to move out of poverty by gaining stable employment so they can provide housing, food and other necessities to support themselves and their families. Often they must overcome barriers such as high driver’s license reinstatement fees, the loss of a driver’s license or other roadblocks that can prevent individuals from obtaining stable employment.

Junction Coalition Community Lawyering Project

After residents of a Toledo neighborhood known as “Junction” learned about banks’ Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) obligations and opportunities to seek reinvestment in their community through an ABLE attorney education session, they wanted to submit comments to the Federal Reserve when the opportunity arose with a recent bank merger.

ABLE/LAWO Helping Dayton Recover from Memorial Day Tornadoes

Thousands of Dayton-area residents lost their homes and other personal belongings as a result of 15 devastating torn Deadly tornadoes ripped through the Dayton-area on the evening of Memorial Day, causing damage that resulted in an emergency declaration.

Preventing Lead Poisoning in Children. “There’s Got to Be a Way to Do This.”

Children face enough challenges growing up in poverty. Lead poisoning and its devastating effects is unacceptable – it is preventable. ABLE has represented the Toledo Lead Poisoning Prevention Coalition (TLPPC) in the long struggle to prevent lead poisoning in rental housing in Toledo.

Gem City Market is providing a community-driven and sustainable solution to food insecurity in a Northwest Dayton community.

Gem City Market (GCM) is a ray of hope and identity in a community affected by decades of disinvestment. ABLE provided legal assistance when community members identified a need to fill the void left by major grocery chains closing their doors in West Dayton. The result was a community and worker-owned cooperative grocery store and deli that will provide fresh food and neighborhood jobs.