Special Projects

In addition to Iowa Legal Aid’s general program services, persons who contact Iowa Legal Aid for assistance benefit from its many special projects, including:

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Legal Hotline for Older Iowans: Provides persons age 60 or over with immediate access to an attorney who provides advice/brief service on a wide-range of elder law issues.

Health and Law Project: A collaboration of Iowa Legal Aid attorneys and medical professionals who identify and address legal issues causing or exacerbating the health conditions of low-income Iowans. Click here to watch a video PBS filmed on the Health and Law Projects of Iowa Legal Aid and Nebraska Medical Center.

Volunteer Lawyers Project: An alternative source of legal representation for clients by attorneys who accept specific referrals from Iowa Legal Aid and provide their services on a pro bono (free of charge) basis.

Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic: Educates people for whom English is their second language about their tax rights and responsibilities, and assists low-income taxpayers who have a tax controversy.

Disaster Relief Project: Part of a network of agencies in Cedar Rapids that are working together to ensure that flood victims all the services they need to recover.

Youth Link Project: The Youth Link Project focuses on assisting young adults who are aging out of foster care. The goal is to help these young people succeed as adults by providing legal assistance on issues such as being a good tenant, buying a car and maintaining good credit.

Foreclosure Defense Project: Helps low- and moderate-income Iowans facing forfeiture or foreclosure remain in their homes.