The Fair Market Rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in NC is $796/month. With a 40-hour work week, you must earn $15.32/hour for this to be considered affordable. And minimum wage is only $7.25/hour. Read the report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition.
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 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.
Joanne's friendly face is often the first folks see as they enter the Asheville office. She has been Pisgah Legal's receptionist for 15 years.
Lyn & Tom Leslie
Lyn & Tom are long-time supporters of Pisgah Legal Services and owners of Leslie and Associates. They are lead supporters of The Children's Law Project.
Russell is an advertising veteran, with 30+ years experience as an art/creative director. He uses his creative expertise to help raise funds for Pisgah Legal.
John is an attorney at Roberts & Stevens who also volunteers pro bono as a MAVL attorney with Pisgah Legal, helping survivors escape domestic violence.