UPLC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit legal organization that fights for prisoners' and tenants' rights, and helps disabled people receive Social Security income.
UPLC believes everyone has fundamental human rights which deserve protection, including people in prison, people experiencing homelessness, people who are disabled, and tenants.
UPLC was started in 1975 by former coal miners and their widows in an effort to secure black lung benefits. But over the years, UPLC grew into a full-service, community-based legal clinic. We have refined and sharpened our legal practice to reflect the changing times and the evolving legal needs of the people of Uptown and throughout the state. Our lawyers and support staff have developed strong expertise in the areas of housing law, Social Security disability income, and prisoners’ rights issues.
For many people, UPLC is their last and only legal resort against negligent or unethical landlords, a slow-moving and insensitive Social Security bureaucracy, or an unjust prison system.
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