Greater Boston Legal Services - Cambridge Office

Legal Aid
Cambridge, MA
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60 Gore St.
Cambridge, MA - 02141

(617) 603-2700 Click to call There are no comments. Be the first to leave one below. Go To Website Donate Go to Facebook Go to Twitter
About Greater Boston Legal Services - Cambridge Office

Every week, Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) provides free legal assistance and representation on civil (noncriminal) matters to hundreds of the neediest residents in the city of Boston and 31 surrounding cities and towns. When they have nowhere else to turn, low-income families and individuals, elders, and people with disabilities look to GBLS for help to secure the most basic necessities of life.

To apply you can call the Main Office during regular hours: Monday-Friday, 9AM 5:00PM or come to the Main office during walk-in hours: 9 am - 12 pm. In emergency cases, an attorney can see you the same day. Otherwise, you will be given an appointment with an attorney for another day.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide free legal assistance to as many low-income families as possible to help them secure the most basic necessities of life. GBLS plays a unique role in the social service delivery system. It is the agency to which other providers refer clients when no one else can help and legal assistance is needed. Our clients are: victims of domestic violence and their children needing protections against abuse, homeless families seeking access to emergency shelter or permanent housing families facing destitution in need of subsistence benefits low-income renters facing possible homelessness elders and individuals with disabilities in need of critical income and medical benefits immigrants fleeing torture and persecution needing protection in our country and low-wage workers denied their earned wages and benefits.
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Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2021

Persons In Family Household Poverty Guideline
For Households with more than 8 persons, add $4,480 for each additional person.
1 $12,760
2 $17,240
3 $21,720
4 $26,200
5 $30,680
6 $35,160
7 $39,640
8 $44,120

*Alaska and Hawaii have different rates for HUD federal poverty guidelines.
These numbers above represent 100% of the Federal Poverty Rate. In order to get legal aid from some offices, they use a sliding fee scale. When they use a sliding fee scale, the 100% rate can be different than 100%. In those cases, using for example a 200% federal poverty level, you will only need double the 100% number listed above to 200%.

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