"Since its founding in 1983, Land Loss Prevention Project, continues to provide cutting edge legal work for farmers through the State. Our survival as Black farmers and limited resource farmers depend on having lawyers who understand USDA grants and lending programs and avoiding the pitfalls of heirs property through risk management and estate planning. I want my daughter to continue farming this land, we have had this family farm for over 100 years."
The Land Loss Prevention Project (LLPP) is a non-profit public interest organization providing comprehensive legal services, technical assistance and community education.
We are here to be of service to Black, indigenous, people of color and limited resourced farmers and landowners in North Carolina seeking to preserve their farms, homes, land and rural livelihoods. The LLPP protects vulnerable landowners from land loss and environmental degradation through legal representation and outreach statewide and empowers farmers to access business resources including credit in a timely manner.
- Providing legal assistance free of charge to eligible limited resource family farmers and low-income landowners facing issues involving land tenure and use, including those in jeopardy of losing their farms, land and/or homes;
- Assisting the elderly and low-income residents of North Carolina who are threatened by predatory lending and other erosive practices;
- Providing limited resource farmers with risk management protections using business law;
- Providing legal assistance to disproportionately affected communities facing environmental racism and threatened by housing and land security issues;
- Educating the public about ways to prevent land loss and retain land through the creation of wills and the use of estate planning;
- Providing technical assistance and training to attorneys and advocates;
- Providing referrals to private attorneys who are qualified to assist individuals with issues affecting land and property rights at no cost or at a reduced rate; and
- Encouraging law students from North Carolina and around the country to engage in public interest law especially as it relates to land loss prevention.