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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.

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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.

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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.

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