Low-income Americans in the Northeast did not receive any or enough legal help for 88% of their civil legal problems in the past year.
The 2021 Justice Gap Measurement Survey showed that 74% of low-income households in the Northeast experienced at least one civil legal problem in the past year, and 34% experienced at least five. The most common types of problems related to consumer issues, housing, income maintenance, and health care. Individuals from low-income households in the Northeast sought legal help for 29% of the problems that substantially affected them.
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