NCCU School of Law Receives Grant to Provide Foreclosure Aid

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NCCU Law SchoolThe North Carolina Central University School of Law has received $800,000 to provide critical foreclosure assistance to individuals across North Carolina. The funds are provided by the N.C. Housing Finance Agency and originate from a landmark national mortgage settlement with the country’s five largest loan servicers.

Beginning in March, law school will provide foreclosure defense and prevention services to citizens in the Durham area and across the state through its nationally recognized legal clinic and TALIAS (Technology Assisted Legal Instruction and Services), a high definition video-conferencing project that enables clinic attorneys to meet with clients at four partner universities, Elizabeth City State, Fayetteville State, N.C. A&T State and Winston-Salem State, as well as at Legal Aid and Legal Services offices across the state.

“This grant builds on the foreclosure services the school provided last year by TALIAS,” said Phyliss Craig-Taylor, dean of the School of Law. “It strengthens the law school’s strong history of delivering legal and educational services to economically and legally vulnerable communities. “

For more information, contact Pamela Stanback Glean at The Legal Clinic at NCCU School of Law, 919-530-7166, and see www.talias.law.nccu.edu

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