Eviction Prevention Assistance
The Florida Legal Aid (FLA) Eviction Prevention Project is a HUD initiative. It provides crucial legal aid services to vulnerable residents across the state to protect them from eviction.
The Project will provide:
- Education and outreach to tenants at imminent risk of eviction;
- Access to improved technology to help prevent future barriers to renting;
- Assistance to tenants to avoid or reduce the negative impacts of a potential eviction, such as referrals to other service providers like Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) administrators, as well as comprehensive legal services in other areas;
- Collaboration with courts, judges, and other parties to create and promote eviction diversion programs;
- Legal representation in relation to legal filings and court proceedings, including negotiation, mediation, or arbitration, and the provision of limited representation and counsel and advice, as well as assistance filing fair housing complaints related to eviction; and
- Assistance sealing eviction records from the public to ensure individuals served can continue to find affordable housing.
If you are facing an eviction notice and need help, apply for GLS services online here. We serve residents in Pinellas, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties, as well as those living in the rural Wimauma-Ruskin area. If you live outside of these areas, please reach out to our Project partners:
- Jacksonville Area Legal Aid;
- Legal Aid Service of Broward County;
- Florida Legal Services (central Florida and rural counties);
- Northwest Florida Legal Services, Inc.; and
- Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County.
OUR FLORIDA is the state Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Apply at OurFlorida.com or call 1-833-493-0594.
Links to Florida Local ERAP websites:
- Hialeah (city)
- Jacksonville /Duval
- Miami (city)
- Okaloosa – no current ERA programming
- Orlando (city)
- Palm Beach
- Port St. Lucie (city)
- St. Lucie
- St. Johns
- St. Petersburg(city)
- Tampa (city)
In addition, a free online formbuilder can help you provide an answer to eviction notices.
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