CLP’s PED Program has been a Powerful “Go-To” for both Local and Nationwide Media
You may have noticed that the CLP’s Pinellas Eviction Diversion Program (PEDP) has been receiving a lot of media attention throughout 2021. It’s no wonder, given the powerful resources, program and dedicated team put in place to help families in Pinellas County affected by the Covid-19 pandemic avoid eviction and get the help they need. The coverage has included both local and national media including Thomson Reuters Foundation News and the Washington Post.
Community Law Program and the PEDP have made a mission of helping people facing eviction due to the Covid-19 pandemic in many ways. Not only are there online resources available on both their web sites to help people navigate and apply for financial assistance provided by the government, but they also offer pro-bono legal advice and a landlord-tenant mediation program. In addition to the available resources and help, the CLP and PEDP team have collaborated with local grassroots organizations that have literally gone out on foot through local communities providing information so that people are aware of what government help is available, as many had no idea.
Since the program launched in late 2020, the PEDP helped close to 700 families avoid evictions and countless others find the resources they needed to apply for available government funds, reply to eviction notices and more.
Here are links to some of the most recent media coverage on the Community Law Program and PEDP:
The government promised to help renters in need. Here’s why it’s been a slow process.
ABC Action News – Non-Profits, legal programs gear up for families needing help after SCOTUS clears evictions to resume
ABC Action News – Tampa Bay area residents evicted in delayed extension of moratorium
Thomson Reuters Foundation News -U.S. Cities Try to Head Off Eviction Wave as Federal Ban Expires
88.5 Mid-Point WMNF The Eviction Ban- Podcast-August 11th on demand
ABC Action News -Thousands of Tampa Bay residents evicted during pandemic, thousands more facing eviction soon
Floridabar.org -Community Law Program helps tenants through mediation program
St Pete Catalyst Stetson University College of Law
ABC Action News – Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend
Pinellas Community Foundation & Community Law Program
To learn more about the Community Law Program’s Pinellas Eviction Diversion Program, please visit: