How We Help

Property/asset protection and other assistance services

Taking on Cases

The legal assistance we provide is based on urgency and complexity.

We offer support on a limited basis or over a period of years, as is required in litigation and bankruptcy cases. The majority of our cases are provided pro bono.

Our Services

  • Represent and defend homeowners from mortgage and tax foreclosure and mobile home repossession.
  • Seek justice for clients harmed by predatory financial practices through advocacy and litigation.
  • Represent clients in bankruptcy proceedings to save their homes or other assets.
  • Advise consumers on properly exempting their home and other property to protect against judgment collection and execution.
  • Provide outreach and assistance to help eligible homeowners apply for property tax exemptions to reduce their annual property tax bill.
  • We make facilitated and timely referrals to other legal services organizations or private attorneys when appropriate.
Our Services

Legal assistance services are available to residents in southeastern North Carolina, including New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick, Columbus, Bladen, Sampson, Duplin, and Onslow Counties.

Who We Serve

The majority of clients we serve live well below the median area income including low-income families with young children, Veterans, older people, and residents with disabilities. Many also manage serious medical conditions while trying to sustain themselves on fixed Social Security benefits.

Challenges Facing our Low-Income Homeowner Clients

  • Lack of fair credit options, affordable housing, medical insurance, and access to jobs that pay a living wage.
  • Financial challenges when property values increase, raising costs for taxes and insurance.
  • Historic racism in lending and housing policies.
  • Minimal access to affordable representation.
  • Limited experience and lack of reliable, professional assistance in financial transactions.
  • Property damage and insurance difficulties from recurring hurricanes in our region.

Protection. Representation. Respect. Professionalism. Experience. Low or No Cost. 20+ Years Protecting and Serving Neighbors in Need