Iowa Legal Aid is privileged to have the support of Principal Financial Group and the Principal Financial Group Foundation in its effort to provide critical civil legal assistance to low-income Iowans. The Foundation recently awarded Iowa Legal Aid a $25,000 grant to help support its Central Iowa Unified Intake Project and Legal Hotline for Older Iowans. Corporate attorneys from the Principal Financial Group also donate their time to conduct intake in Iowa Legal Aid’s Central Iowa Regional Office. A staff attorney had this to say about his work with one of the corporate attorneys: “A volunteer Principal attorney and I were assisting a woman whose housing was in jeopardy. She was living in a home she had inherited in a will, but she never had the will probated and it was too late to probate it, so the title to the property was in question. After doing some digging, we found an alternative legal theory to quiet title and to put the client on the title. Because of our perseverance in gathering facts and researching options we were able to find a solution for a client that desperately needed help when a solution wasn’t immediately apparent. Preserving housing for our clients is one of Iowa Legal Aid’s main goals and it was invigorating to work with a Principal attorney who didn’t want to give up on our client.”