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The Adams and Reese Jackson office’s pro bono work was the subject of “Pro Bono Spotlight” in the March newsletter issue from the Mississippi Justice Center.
Adams and Reese has partnered with the Mississippi Justice Center to help homeowners who lack a clear title, or any title to their home, and are unable to get the financial assistance to which they are entitled.
Seven years after Hurricane Katrina tore through the Mississippi Gulf Coast, victims of the storm are still living in damaged homes or waiting to return to the place they once called home. Many of those left out of the initial recovery effort are Mississippi’s most vulnerable – overwhelmingly poor and elderly.
In 2010, the Mississippi Center for Justice and the U.S. Housing and Urban Development office reached a settlement that designated $132 million in disaster recovery funds for these citizens, not previously served by the state. Eligible homeowners are able to receive up to $75,000 in construction and repair under the Neighborhood Home Program. But those who lack titles to their homes can’t receive that financial assistance.
Adams and Reese is a multidisciplinary law firm with offices strategically located throughout the southern United States and Washington, DC.  American Lawyer includes Adams and Reese on its distinguished list of the nation's top law firms - "The Am Law 200.” The National Law Journal also includes the firm on the "NLJ 250" list of the nation's largest law firms.