New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty (2013)

Filed a successful suit resulting in systemic relief to improve the hearing process for 15,000 participants in the Navaho Nation’s Cash Assistance Program when their benefits were denied or terminated. Prior to the lawsuit no participant had ever received a formal hearing.  Rose Charlie v. Navajo Nation Department of Self Reliance

“Grant funding from the Barbara McDowell Foundation allowed us to resolve critical issues impeding access to cash assistance to families living and working on the Navajo Nation,” said Sovereign Hager, Legal Director.

Click here to see the original grant, including the six-month and year-end reports.