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Protecting The Rights of People Living, Working, and Raising Their Families in Poverty

Prevent homelessness and protect renters from uninhabitable living conditions. Protect seniors and veterans. Ensure access to healthcare and education. Support welcoming communities and due process for immigrants. Rebuild neighborhoods and empower residents. Lift up the voices of people often unheard and left behind. 

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Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE) is a non-profit regional law firm that provides high-quality legal assistance in civil matters to help low-income individuals and groups in Ohio achieve self-reliance, and equal justice and economic opportunity.

Celebrating the Center for Equal Justice

Thank you for making the Center for Equal Justice possible!

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Lead Poisoning

ABLE worked with community groups and lawmakers to prevent exposure to lead paint in rental property

Protecting Children and Families from Lead Poisoning

Drivers' License Legal Clinics

Removing Barriers to Employment  

Legal help leveraged a legislative pilot program


ABLE awarded $500,000 DOJ grant to help children in Dayton affected by opioid crisis.

DOJ grant will support legal work to stabilize families and support economic security and education

Going Virtual During COVID-19

We worked fast to provide legal rights information to people in crisis - virtually.

When COVID-19 left many unemployed, home-schooling, and at risk of losing their housing, ABLE advocates stepped up. 

Bringing Our Clients' Voices to the Statehouse

ABLE attorney Taylor Burns' testimony before the Ohio House Primary & Secondary Education Committee

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Who gets stopped in Oakwood? The racial divide.

Reasons to be concerned about how frequently Black drivers are stopped in Dayton's Oakwood.

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ABLE attorneys victorious in two class actions on behalf of Ohio immigrants

Recently two groups of Ohio immigrants won their rights to apply for Drivers' Licenses without discrimination.

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