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June 29, 2020 Accessible Voting Available for July 7th Presidential Primary The Delaware Department of Elections (“Department”) and Disabilities Law Program of Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (“DLP”) are pleased to announce the reactivation of Delaware’s pilot accessible absentee voting program through Democracy Live. This system offers electronic delivery of accessible ballots, a ballot marking…Details
CLASI condemns the brutal murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of police officers. We are horrified at the continued loss of Black lives. We mourn for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, to name three of many. We weep at the physical and structural violence that has been inflicted on the…Details
The HEROES Act (H.R. 6800) Blog Post authored by Emily Houde, CLASI Staff Attorney Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives introduced its latest COVID-19 aid package: the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, or the HEROES Act, H.R. 6800, which passed the House on Friday, May 15, 2020, and now goes…Details
Deputy Director Laura Graham and Paralegal Jane Curschman present a video explaining the Public Charge rule.
University of Delaware Center for Community Research and Service’s Research Brief on Evictions in Delaware
“Delaware’s legal process for eviction lets landlords move against tenants with relative ease. This increases the number of families and individuals who face being displaced from their homes and communities, and the speed at which these displacements can occur. There are also major inequities with regards to representation and transaction cost that put tenants at…Details
The fact sheets below provide information in English and Spanish regarding student’s access to technology and IEP rights during this time of remote learning. PIC DLP Access to Technology Fact Sheet PIC DLP IEP Meeting Fact Sheet PIC DLP IEP Meeting Fact Sheet_Spanish PIC DLP Access to Technology Fact Sheet SpanishDetails
To assist Delawareans facing financial hardships because of the COVID-19 health crisis, the Delaware State Housing Authority has created the Delaware Housing Assistance Program (DE HAP). This program provides emergency housing assistance to renters affected by shutdowns, closures, layoffs, reduced work hours or unpaid leave due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Households are eligible for…Details
It is NEVER legal to evict someone WITHOUT a court order. Delaware Courts are closed until at least May 15, 2020. In general, NO evictions will happen until after the courts open again. The Governor of Delaware has ordered that no evictions can happen during the COVID-19 emergency. It is possible, though, there may be…Details
Below is a letter to John Carney from a coalition of social justice organizations advocating for more protections of Delaware’s homeless population: The Honorable John Carney Governor of the State of Delaware Carvel State Office Building 820 N. French Street 12th Floor Wilmington, DE 19801 The Honorable Kara Odom-Walker Secretary of Department of Health and…Details