Beth arrived in Philadelphia in 2007 from Illinois where she had worked as a Staff Attorney for Prairie State Legal Services in Waukegan. Working primarily with the chronically homeless under a grant from HUD, Beth’s job was to help this population gain housing and become financially independent. During her ten-year career in public interest law, she represented displaced Hurricane Katrina survivors, veterans and the disabled in a variety of forums including Social Security disability appeals, public housing appeals, special education hearings and domestic violence proceedings. As coordinator of SeniorLAW Center’s Homeowners Assistance Program, Beth is responsible for direct legal representation of homeowners in matters involving probate, deed transfer, wills, home repair contractor fraud and property damage. She is also responsible for systemic advocacy on legislative initiatives in Philadelphia and Harrisburg which impact SeniorLAW Center clients. Beth educates our clients and the agencies that support and advise them on topics including how to safely provide for the passing of title upon death and how to protect seniors from fraud and property damage.
Elizabeth P. Shay, Esq.
Homeowners Assistance Program Coordinator