Pro Bono Victory – John Cloherty Helps Medeiros Center Legal Clinic for the Homeless


Attorney John Cloherty, a partner at Pierce, Davis & Perritano, was connected with Tara* after she attended a Legal Clinic for the Homeless at the Medeiros Center. Tara and her three sons had been evicted from their subsidized housing the year before and lost their next apartment after the landlord declined to renew the lease. They were staying with a family member, but needed to find a more stable living arrangement with at least two bedrooms.

Tara applied for an apartment at a subsidized housing complex, but was rejected due to her eviction history and an unpaid debt. She already had her hands full as a single mom working multiple jobs, and she was unsure of what to do next.

When Tara found another potential apartment, John and his support staff at Pierce Davis helped her compile the necessary packet of materials, including a financial history showing her past ability to pay rent.

In September 2016, Tara’s application was approved. She and her children are excited to have a place to call their own and thanked John for his assistance.

“I wouldn’t have this apartment if it wasn’t for all your help, time and dedication. You took time out of your busy schedule to help me and my family.” 

Tara, Client, Legal Clinic for the Homeless

*Client’s name has been changed to protect privacy.