Lorry Post, founder of Regional Housing Legal Services (RHLS), passed away on Monday February 26, 2018 at the age of 86. Lorry spent much of his life bettering the community for all through legal research and urban development.
Lorry’s goal was to help low-income Pennsylvanians have the opportunity to rebuild. Starting in the early 1970’s, RHLS has since developed over 10,000 units of affordable housing within the Commonwealth with the help of RHLS lawyers that have worked diligently to protect policy matters impacting low-income families on local, state, and national levels.
In a letter written 20 years ago regarding RHLS Lorry writes:
Now, I see the development of new housing, as well as rehabilitated housing, blooming everywhere in the area for habitation by low and moderate income families and senior citizens. I see complementary services, commercial, health and community activities and structures, all of which improve the quality of life for the residents of the area, blooming as well. Finally, I see full, vibrant communities blooming, giving the residents the opportunity to experience all of the benefits of the American dream.
Lorry Post exemplified how hard work and dedication can positively impact access to justice. Not only does the Bar Foundation stand behind closing the gap to justice but are inspired when people feel empowered to do the same. Lorry Post has without a doubt made a lasting mark on the legal community. May he never be forgotten.
Read more about the life of Lorry Post on RHLS.org.