CHANGING LIVES THROUGH JUSTICE
Clients are welcome in the GLS offices if they have scheduled an appointment with their GLS attorney or paralegal. Appointments will be scheduled only when absolutely necessary to help reduce risk of transmission. The best way to get help is still to fill out an online application and wait for a paralegal to contact you.
*A Note on the Eviction Moratorium 7/31/2020*
The eviction moratorium has been extended until the end of August.
However, evictions can be filed in Florida. The new order merely suspends the “final action” at the end of an eviction case if the tenant was affected by COVID.
What this most likely means is that evictions will be filed, eviction final orders will be granted against tenants, but the writ of possession (removing the tenant from the dwelling) won’t happen until August 31, 2020, but only if the tenant couldn’t pay rent and this inability to pay was caused by the pandemic.
Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc. (GLS) is dedicated to serving vulnerable individuals… those living in poverty, low-wage workers, persons with disabilities, veterans, the homeless, the LGBTQ community, victims of domestic violence or human trafficking, and the elderly. GLS offers high quality, comprehensive civil legal services, which are provided by Florida Bar licensed attorneys.
How We Treat Our Clients
Gulfcoast Legal Services treats all of our clients with respect and dignity. Our staff is sensitive to our clients’ individual circumstances and needs.
GLS is an equal opportunity provider and employer. No applicant for services shall be denied services because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disabling conditions, political party affiliation, or because of any other consideration prohibited by law.
How We Help
Housing Advocacy: Predatory Lending, Housing Discrimination, Eviction, etc...
Family Advocacy: Child Support, Divorce, Injunctions for Protection again Domestic, Dating, or Sexual Abuse and Stalking...
Financial Stability Advocacy: Birth Certificates, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, Living Wills/Power of Attorney, etc...
Immigration Advocacy: Human Trafficking, Citizenship, Unaccompanied Minors, Domestic Violence and VAWA Self-Petitions...