One of the primary ways in which homes are lost in our communities is when there is no clear designation for the homes and no formal documents to distribute property (wills and other end of life documents). The Jackson Center partners with UNC’s Black Law Student Association, the UNC Center for Civil Rights, LegalAid, and other local attorneys to provide annual wills drafting clinics free of cost to qualifying residents. Over the last five years, over 60 local residents have updated or completed new sets of end-of-life documents that help preserve the future of properties and allow residents to distinguish other important wishes for their future.

The next wills clinic will be February 25, 2017 here at the Jackson Center. Please contact us immediately if you are interested in signing up.

Additionally, the Jackson Center connects residents to other legal support for property advocacy. This has included connecting residents to pro-bono attorneys who have helped residents navigate complex heirs issues, find organizations that can assist in foreclosure prevention or re-financing, or add specific restrictions to their own properties. Please be in touch with us if you have specific questions.