Recent clients assisted by Legal Aid from L to R: Ms. Greynolds and Attorney Stacy Purcell, Stephanie Smith with Attorney Nick DiNardo, and A’Miracle’s family with Attorney Rachel Barr.

Low income families are experiencing a perfect storm impacting their housing and income stability. Rising rents coupled with a shortage of affordable housing is forcing many families to pay 50% or more of their income for rent. As a result, they are vulnerable to eviction when one major life event such as loss of job, critical illness, or other emergency occurs. Additionally, the high cost of food and other necessities is creating a Hobbesian choice between feeding the family or paying the rent.

At the same time, emergency funds and benefits associated with pandemic relief have ended, leaving families at risk of becoming homeless.

Legal Aid helps families resolve issues that cost families jobs and puts housing at risk, so families stay stable and safe. We provide legal services in coordination with our longtime community-based organizations and government agencies to help families reach their goals. We work with civic organizations and governmental agencies to increase new affordable housing opportunities and preserve existing rental housing units.

Support from generous individuals like you will sustain our efforts to keep families safe and stable in their homes.

Please contribute today.

Other ways to Support Legal Aid

Send Us a Check

If you would prefer to mail us a check, please make it payable to The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati.  Our address is:  The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati, 215 E. Ninth Street, Suite 200, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.

Make an IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution

Consider using your Traditional IRA to make an Annual Charitable Gift.

If you are 70½ or older, this is a good opportunity to use an asset that otherwise would be taxed if you took a distribution.

Please direct the IRA administrator to make the transfer directly from your IRA to Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati to avoid any tax issues.

Making the IRA charitable rollover gift to Legal Aid will count towards your minimum distribution for the year from the IRA.  But, it won’t count as income on your tax return.

Use a Donor-Advised Fund

Consider using a Donor-Advised Fund to make an Annual Charitable Gift.

A Donor-Advised Fund gives you a tax deduction in the year you set it up. The money to set one up can come from cash, appreciated stocks, or investments. Once it is set up, you can recommend a contribution to the charity of your choice. You control the amount and the timing of the distribution.

Contribute Stock

If you would like to send Legal Aid stock, please notify your personal financial advisor that you wish to make an electronic transfer of stock to the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati.  Here is the information about us you will need to complete the transaction:

  • Our Depository Trust Company (DTC) # is 0221.  Our account number is WL18338 9C. 
  • Our Broker is UBS Financial Services, 8044 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati OH 45236-2926.  Our UBS contact is Kim Martin at 513.792.2100.

If you require further information, please contact Legal Aid’s Chief Financial Officer, Cindy Resor at 513-362-2836.

Make a Planned Gift

Maximize your estate tax and financial planning situation while investing in Legal Aid for posterity.

You can name Legal Aid as a beneficiary in your will, trust or life insurance policy.  You can also name Legal Aid as beneficiary of an IRA, 401K, 403B, or other qualified gift plan.  It is easy to do.  Just include our tax identification number:  31-536673.   Any of these options may provide potential estate tax savings for your heirs while providing long term support for Legal Aid.  Ask your personal financial advisor which is best for you.

The funds Legal Aid receives from law firms, attorneys, individuals, corporations, and foundations are a statement of commitment for our mission by the community. All private donation income is used in support of our mission.  Funds are used in accordance with Legal Services Corporation and other funder regulations.