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The Seminole County Housing Authority to Open Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List for first time since 2007

September 5, 2014—The Seminole County Housing Authority announces it will be accepting applications online for its Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List beginning at 8:00 am on Monday, October 6, 2014 until 12:00 pm on Friday, October 10, 2014.  Applications must be submitted online at www.waitlistcheck.com/FL1736. To better serve applicants and to make the application process … Read More

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First Steps to Creating Inclusive Communities: Educate, Engage, Motivate

First Annual Statewide Fair Housing Summit Focused on Approaches to Creating Inclusive Communities for Diverse Abilities and Cultures In commemorating National Fair Housing Month, civil rights, nonprofit and government agencies came together to hold the first annual statewide Florida Fair Housing Summit. The event attracted over 300 participants including government administrators, housing providers, property managers, … Read More

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Celebrating Fair Housing Month

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” famous words by the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that still resonate in our society today. King’s ideals inspired our nation to take action, move forward and to promote equality in all aspects of life for all Americans. His legacy has become the foundation in which … Read More

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Workers May Qualify for Federal Tax Credit

With tax season quickly approaching, it is the ideal time to explore whether you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit or “EITC.” The EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low to moderate income working individuals and families. Congress originally approved the tax credit legislation in 1975 in part to offset the … Read More

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Fair Housing Summit Set for April 29th – Mark Your Calendar!

April is Fair Housing Month, and Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) will commemorate the 1968 passage of the federal Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination in housing, by co-hosting the Fair Housing Summit. The Summit will be held at Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 on April 29th. Each year, CLSMF teams … Read More

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Day With Santa a Hit with the Kids!

Throughout December, Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) conducted a toy drive for the The Farmworker Association of Florida (FMAF) in Pierson, Florida. Pierson is a fern and citrus farming community with a large population of low-income immigrant workers that are also supporting their families. These families utilize the FWAF to meet basic needs such … Read More

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Inaugural Jazz for Justice Marks a New Tradition for Central Florida

On October 29th, 2013, over 150 attorneys, judges, representatives of local businesses and others gathered at Leu Gardens for the Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida’s (CLSMF) inaugural Jazz for Justice event. The event was held to raise funds for CLSMF and to honor local attorneys who have provided outstanding pro bono legal services to the … Read More

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Free Mortgage Assistance Event for Struggling Homeowners

Legal Aid Lawyers, Fannie Mae Representatives, HUD Housing Counselors, Bank Representatives and Florida HHF Advisors Team Up to Help Those Hardest Hit by Mortgage Crisis (Deltona, FL) Community Legal Services of Mid Florida (CLSMF) is working with Fannie Mae and the City of Deltona, to provide Florida homeowners struggling with their mortgage payments an opportunity … Read More

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