In First Pro Bono Case with CVLS, JUF  Volunteer Saves Family Home

Brittany and her family were staring down homelessness when her father, the sole income earner in the household, contracted a severe case of COVID-19. Although he  eventually recovered, he couldn’t work as a laborer during his illness. When they weren’t able to pay their mortgage, a foreclosure suit was filed. By the time Brittany found CVLS, a default judgment had been entered.

The family of six was given a second chance when pro bono attorney, Nathan Hakimi of CVLS’ Jewish United Fund (JUF) Clinic, agreed to represent them in the foreclosure. Although this was Nathan’s first pro bono case with CVLS, he took initiative right away. After getting the default judgment vacated and the case reinstated, he helped the family find an appropriate mortgage assistance program which allowed them to begin making affordable payments again.

Thanks to Nathan, Brittany and her loved ones are back on their feet. It takes a unique sense of empathy and selflessness to dedicate one’s time to assist families in need. We (and Brittany) appreciate your work, Nathan!

JUF Volunteer, Nathan Hakimi
JUF Volunteer, Nathan Hakimi
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