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: 

Washington Post

The government promised to help renters in need. Here’s why it’s been a slow process. 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/national/the-government-promised-to-help-renters-in-need-heres-why-its-been-a-slow-process/2021/09/28/66f8995f-6682-491c-8f5e-c94f6e064463_video.html?fbclid=IwAR0laGmL2Hj9ca9Orx4zumiLVNYBG4B3ovX3rrFWOK4rFfs6Bo6VbpJvhAQ

ABC Action News – Non-Profits, legal programs gear up for families needing help after SCOTUS clears evictions to resume

https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/coronavirus/non-profits-legal-programs-gear-up-for-families-needing-help-after-scotus-clears-evictions-to-resume?fbclid=IwAR1sgPwv8QuZp75uFb2mUHudvtJcTGt8bhTUiKdlVVIaPROvAV-iCL1ZfR8

ABC Action News – Tampa Bay area residents evicted in delayed extension of moratorium

https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/in-depth/tampa-bay-area-residents-evicted-in-delayed-extension-of-moratorium?fbclid=IwAR0034S_Xv_jCgdUNgwUKE0cnfg-LypQ9VoWdqttrpDZ_9qwJp3VE3Q02EI

Thomson Reuters Foundation News -U.S. Cities Try to Head Off Eviction Wave as Federal Ban Expires 

https://news.trust.org/item/20210730090015-7bysq?fbclid=IwAR26nGiYLe3ihJ4QDrGe_g3iO5jiPjipqUCzHl-rhMSB-KabMR6svrtRiMg

88.5 Mid-Point WMNF The Eviction Ban- Podcast-August 11th on demand 

https://www.wmnf.org/events/wmnf-news-wednesday

ABC Action News -Thousands of Tampa Bay residents evicted during pandemic, thousands more facing eviction soon

https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/in-depth/thousands-of-tampa-bay-residents-evicted-during-pandemic-thousands-more-facing-eviction-soon?fbclid=IwAR2WNYPBPMDKx6Iq9WlT1y0f2cHnKlUziXi3fS9HR4bpwgAcYsYHi7vFhKA

Floridabar.org -Community Law Program helps tenants through mediation program 

https://www.floridabar.org/the-florida-bar-news/community-law-program-helps-tenants-through-mediation-program/?fbclid=IwAR1DtzO1R7cszN6hyMEqkJPzTp2MX7hHlcxpytjQNN5k6DpAZ8vkNzVDxXY

St Pete Catalyst Stetson University College of Law     

https://stpetecatalyst.com/anti-eviction-advocates-partner-with-stetson-law-for-pro-bono-legal-work/?fbclid=IwAR3gDhZLvh14iod8arumPXr8_5Ci97zz3NpvuNOzI3zpwC0KE9CIKMMMx1E

ABC Action News – Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend 

Pinellas Community Foundation & Community Law Program

https://www.abcactionnews.com/morning-blend/pinellas-community-foundation-community-law-program?fbclid=IwAR1w2pXPzMa1HCsl0JA4NUfJCXp2ylE3ap51LBJYZpwRxG7FigBEpPdjfkk

To learn more about the Community Law Program’s Pinellas Eviction Diversion Program, please visit: 

https://lawprogram.org/pinellas-eviction-diversion-program/

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