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    Rent Party May 5th

    Please join us for southern eats, wine, and craft beer, while supporting Pisgah Legal’s efforts to help low-income families keep decent, safe and affordable housing.

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  • Poor Families Are Struggling

    The Eviction Economy

    In this recent opinion piece in The New York Times, Harvard sociologist Matthew Desmond, writes, “Three-quarters of families who qualify for housing assistance don’t get it because there simply isn’t enough to go around.”

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  • 1 in 4 NC Children Live in Poverty

    Remarkable Changes In Children When Household Income Improves

    Study shows a dramatic difference in the lives and behaviors of Native American children in WNC when their household income increased. Read about it in The Washington Post.

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  • Thank you!

    The Power of Pro Bono Work

    Local attorneys were recently honored for outstanding pro bono work they do through Pisgah Legal Services.

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Who We Are

Who We Are

We are a nonprofit that provides free civil legal aid to the most vulnerable people in WNC: disadvantaged children, seniors, at risk families & domestic violence victims.


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Donate Now

Make a tax-deductible contribution to Pisgah Legal Services and know that your donation is going to help local people right here in our mountains.




We need you! Whether you are a lawyer or a member of the community who wants to give back, there are many different ways that you can get involved.


Our Impact on Western North Carolina



people from across the mountains helped by Pisgah Legal in 2015



million secured in quantifiable benefits for our clients in 2015



local attorneys volunteer their services to assist PLS clients



victims of domestic violence and their children helped in 2015

We are Pisgah Legal Services

Pat & Phil Smith

Pat and Phil Smith are Co-Chairs of the PLS Endowment Campaign. Phil is an attorney with The Van Winkle Law Firm, and Pat is the retired executive director of CFWNC.

Yolanda Bopp

Yolanda is a beloved Latina leader in the region. She helps low-income immigrants meet their most basic needs, and has been a legal assistant for PLS since 2002.

Don & Marjorie Locke

Don and Marjorie are local activists in Asheville and long-time supporters of PLS. Don is also former President of the PLS Board of Directors.

Tom Siekman

Tom is a board member of Pisgah Legal Services. A retired corporate lawyer, he also volunteers as a MAVL attorney providing advice to clients on Pisgah’s Hotline.

Ray Reiser

Ray is a retired attorney who volunteers each week to prevent unlawful evictions and foreclosures and help clients with consumer issues.

Latest News & Events


New Partnerships in Henderson County

Pisgah Legal Services and Blue Ridge Community Health Services will collaborate in a medical legal partnership to attack the root cause of health-harming social conditions affecting low-income people in Henderson County. This partnership is an expansion of the HEALS program….


Bruce Hornsby & Ricky Skaggs Concert on June 21

Bruce Hornsby & Ricky Skaggs Concert June 21 at 7:30pm Amplify Pisgah and Pisgah Brewing have generously teamed up again to bring you music legends Bruce Hornsby and Ricky Skaggs at Pisgah Brewing’s outdoor stage in Black Mountain!  Ticket sales…


Rent Party on May 5th

Will Morris and Wells Fargo, LLC present A Rent Party with live blues by The Chuck Beattie BandMay 5th at 5:30 pm at the YMI Cultural Center, Asheville $20/person Enjoy southern eats by Green Opportunities, wine, and craft beer by…