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Community Legal Services Offering Help With Foreclosure

Ocala, Fla. — The economy may be recovering, but many are still suffering as shown by the latest numbers from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The unemployment rate released Friday shows more people in Alachua and Marion counties are unemployed. In Alachua, May’s 5.3% unemployment rate is up half a percent from April. In … Read More


Florida officials announce details to halt public-assistance fraud

Florida officials are cracking down on those who rip off taxpayers by defrauding public-assistance programs — a crime estimated to cost the state as much as $1.35 billion last year. On Tuesday, leaders from the Department of Children and Families — which handles the bulk of applications for food stamps, cash to needy families and … Read More


Regional Fair Housing Summit to be Held in Orlando

Annual Event to Focus on Regional Approaches to Creating Inclusive Communities (Orlando) Civil rights, nonprofit and government agencies have come together to sponsor the Second Annual Regional Fair Housing Summit in Orlando on April 30, 2013. The all-day event will be held at The Florida Hotel and ConferenceCenter, 1500 Sand Lake Road, OrlandoFlorida. The Summit … Read More


Community Legal Education Forum to be Held Saturday April 13, 2013

Local Residents can Receive Free Legal Advice from Experienced Attorneys (DAYTONA BEACH) Central Florida residents needing help on a range of issues including foreclosure, divorce, barriers to re-employment, evictions, and criminal matters can speak to experienced attorneys for free at an upcoming community forum. Attorneys from private law firms and Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida … Read More


Lawyers across Florida Join Forces to Tackle Increasing Tide of Foreclosures

Hotlines Available Statewide to Help Florida Homeowners Stay in their Homes (ORLANDO) Florida residents facing foreclosure may get some relief as the state’s most experienced housing attorneys are banding together to address increasing foreclosure rates. Legal aid and legal services organizations have established hotlines statewide dedicated to providing free legal advice to homeowners who are … Read More


Judge grants foreclosure of hundreds of run-down Orlando apartments

A state judge on Friday granted the foreclosure of seven west Orlando apartment complexes with hundreds of units, the latest twist in the long-running story of some of the city’s most run-down housing. Circuit Judge Alice Blackwell ruled that the apartments’ owner — companies controlled by father and son Salomon and Jim Yuken of Miami — had … Read More

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