News & Updates

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Ban lifted on Deltona boy with autism

A Deltona boy with autism was banned from Votran’s Gold Service, a bus for individuals with disabilities, after reports claimed he made inappropriate remarks to a 16-year-old girl. The child’s family was assisted by CLSMF supervising attorney, Dr. Katie Kelly. After meeting with decision makers and concluding that the allegations were unfounded, the ban has … Read More

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CLSMF receives two HUD awards

On Tuesday January 23, 2018, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it is awarding $37 million in the fight to end housing discrimination under its Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP). More than 150 fair housing organizations nationwide will benefit from the grants and use the funding to challenge violations of the Fair Housing Act.  Community … Read More

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Informational Videos Released

CLSMF has released four informational videos on topics that are most common for our clients. These videos are intended to reach audiences who need legal help, but do not know where to start. In 2018, CLSMF will work on expanding the production of these informational videos to cover a variety of topics that the public … Read More

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Maria Evacuees in Florida: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MEDICAID

Maria Evacuees in Florida: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MEDICAID Can I get help for medical care? Yes. In Florida, Medicaid provides medical coverage for low-income individuals and families, including persons who evacuate to Florida because of Hurricane Maria. The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) determines eligibility for Medicaid. How do I … Read More

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CLSMF Mobile Helpline Offers Unique Pro Bono Opportunities

              As Alexander Graham Bell, “father” of the telephone once stated, “Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.” Now, 51,731 days after the patent of the telephone, we are recognizing National Celebrate Pro Bono Week 2017 (October 23-28) with a new take on pro bono: … Read More

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CLSMF Honors Pro Bono Attorneys

It is the combination of the attorneys who contribute time through the CLSMF Volunteer Lawyers Project and financial stakeholders that creates the path to equality and justice for all in Central Florida. To honor private attorneys who have gone above and beyond to help people struggling to make ends meet gain access to justice, CLSMF … Read More

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Veterans Drivers License Reinstatement Clinic

CLSMF partners with community organizations to help homeless veterans get a jump-start on breaking down one barrier to employment, obtaining housing, and seeking medical care – having a valid drivers license With more resources available to house Orange County’s homeless veterans, some struggle to preserve the housing provided to them because they cannot prove financial … Read More

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