For more than 50 years, LAF has been providing the leading provider of free legal services in non-criminal matters to the poorest and most vulnerable people across Chicago, ensuring them the protections they deserve in the legal system. Legal Aid Matters is a platform for the experts at LAF to to talk about the issues affecting the communities we support.
Hosted by Nubia Willman
Created for LAF Chicago
Produced by Ronald Tipan, Davis Sullivan, Joshua Gilmer
Edited by Ronald Tipan
Music by Podington Bear
Legal Aid Matters navigateright Episode
In today’s episode, we hear from Larry Wood, Director LAF's Housing Practice Group. Larry has spent the last 28 years at LAF, and in that time become a leading expert on housing-related issues that affect people in poverty, especially those residing in public housing.
Nubia and Larry's conversation touches on Matthew Desmond's Pulitzer Prize-winning book Evicted, how housing instability causes poverty, and how LAF intervenes to prevent homelessness by stopping unfair evictions. Larry, who also happens to be most decorated New Yorker caption contest winner of all time, also shares a little advice for aspiring humorists.