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LSNJ coordinates the statewide Legal Services system, which provides free legal assistance to low-income New Jerseyans for their civil legal problems.

Through its work, LSNJ strives to secure substantive and procedural justice for those living in poverty.

Income Inequality 2014

Income Inequality in New Jersey: The Growing Divide and its Consequences

Poverty Benchmarks 2014

Poverty Benchmarks 2014:
Assessing New Jersey’s Progress
in Combatting Poverty

What Is Poverty?

What is Poverty?
Measuring Deprivation in New Jersey

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POVERTY IN FOCUS

The stories included in Poverty In Focus are accounts of low-income people living in New Jersey, based on individual interviews across the state.

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POVERTY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Poverty Research Institute (PRI) publishes a variety of reports concerning poverty in New Jersey.

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LEGAL SERVICES IN THE NEWS

03/12/15: Kean frat's donated house a 'breakthrough' for homeless family (from NJ.com) - "When we got the phone call...

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02/04/15: MacArthur Introduces First Bill to Help Sandy Victims (Rep Tom MacArthur press release) - Today, Congressman Tom...

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02/04/15: New Foreclosure Procedures Put to Test as Number of Cases Climbs in New Jersey (from NJSpotlight) - While the foreclosure...

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01/20/15: N.J. data shows widening income gap, mirrors global trend (from NJ.com) - The wealth of the richest 1 percent will surpass...

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KEY LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS

01/30/15: Some federal programs, such as SNAP, LIHEAP, and Legal Services, use Federal Poverty Guidelines to determine...

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01/22/15: Frazier v. Board of Review - Unemployment claimants achieved a victory...

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01/21/15: Sam Hargrove, et. al. v. Sleepy’s, LLC (A-70-12) (072742) - NJ Supreme Court upholds protective test for employees...

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