Skip to main content
ClearingHouse Community
Part of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
Menu ≡

1990 December

VA Issues Interim Guidelines on Debt Collection Waiver

By The National Veterans Legal Services Project

Under the Veterans' Benefits Amendments, the statutory standard for waiver of debt collection was eased.

Download this article   |   Read more ➢

Introduction to the WIC and CSFP Programs

By The Food Research and Action Center & The American Civil Liberties Union

The Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program are preventive programs that provide special foods, nutrition education, referrals to health care and other services, and supportive services to pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and young children.

Download this article   |   Read more ➢

Using Bankruptcy to Thwart PHA Evictions

By Charles G. Spradling

Until recently, legal services attorneys have successfully used bankruptcy as a last-resort means of halting eviction of PHA tenants for nonpayment of rent; in In re Howard, however, a bankruptcy judge in Mobile lifted the automatic stay and allowed a PHA to proceed with an unlawful detainer action in state court.

Download this article   |   Read more ➢

Unemployment Insurance and Drug Testing

A Survey and Analysis of the Developing Law

By Robert A. Seltzer & Richard W. McHugh

The discharge of employees who test positive for drug use and the refusal of employees or applicants to submit to tests have resulted in a large number of unemployment insurance cases.

Download this article   |   Read more ➢

Renting to Own in the United States

By David L. Ramp

The author argues that rent-to-own transactions are genuine sales transactions subject to credit sales laws and describes recent state and federal legislation that would sanction many of the practices of rent-to-own dealers.

Download this article   |   Read more ➢

Legal Services in the Third World

By Burton D. Fretz & Gridley Hall

There is a paramount need for legal help in Third World countries to secure the implementation of existing rights. This article describes Third World legal assistance projects and their philosophies and activities, and analyzes their logistical limitations and potential for successful representation of defined aclient communities.

Download this article   |   Read more ➢
↑ Go up to the top.