CLASI Awarded funds for Fair Housing Enforcement

CLASI received a $300,000 grant from HUD to enforce the Fair Housing Act in Delaware. CLASI is the only private nonprofit organization to receive HUD funding to ensure Delawareans have equal access to housing opportunities regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability. See the press release from HUD for more…


CLASI One of the Top Workplaces in Delaware

For the second year in a row, CLASI was named one of the top workplaces in Delaware as evaluated by employees. This year, CLASI was the top nonprofit with under 100 employees and placed 5th among all small companies in the state. See the Delaware News Journal’s story for more details:

Nurse Family Partnerships Improve Health

The New York Times published an article about the efficacy of Nurse Family Partnerships, one of CLASI’s Medical-Legal Partnership Program partners, in helping low-income children.  CLASI has supported NFP by providing free legal services to NFP clients with unmet civil legal issues–in employment, housing, benefits, and domestic violence cases. Since our partnership began, we have…


Delaware Senate Honors Brian Hartman

The Delaware State Senate presented a tribute to a long-time advocate for people with disabilities in Delaware. Brian Hartman, Project Director of the Disabilities Law Program (DLP) at Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI) was honored by the Senate for his 40-year career advocating for and representing individuals with disabilities. Hartman is retiring from CLASI…


DLP to Receive Advocacy Award

The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) will present the Disabilities Law Program (DLP) with the Advocacy Award in recognition of the DLP’s work to reduce the use of solitary confinement and improve conditions for inmates with mental illness in Delaware’s prisons. The award will be presented at the general session of NDRN’s 2017 Annual Conference…


Managing Attorney Laura Graham Receives Award

Congratulations to Managing Attorney Laura Graham, who received the Community Service Award from the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section of the Delaware State Bar Association at the Annual Judge Haile L. Alford Memorial Breakfast on May 11, 2017. Laura is pictured below with Wilson Gualpa, former CLASI law clerk and currently an associate at Morris James LLP,…