ST. PETERSBURG – Next Saturday, July 16, Community Law Program, Inc. (CLP), a local non-profit legal services organization, will host a free seminar to educate the general public about tenants’ rights and responsibilities. This event will take place at the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ (Annex) located at 4200 5th Ave. S, St. Petersburg from 10-1 p.m.
Renters are often taken advantage of by landlords who do not maintain their properties and unlawfully threaten eviction. Also, in some cases, landlords are facing foreclosure on properties where tenants are currently residing.
Community Law Program has coordinated a team of volunteer attorneys to inform and educate the general public about their obligations and rights as tenants. This event will also include information on how to respond to notices of evictions, the options available to tenants facing eviction, and what to do if a landlord is in foreclosure.
Additionally, participants will be able to speak with attorneys one-on-one about their concerns.
A representative from Regions Bank will also be on hand to talk about credit issues.
CLP is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation formed in 1989 by members of the St. Petersburg Bar
Association to serve the civil legal needs of low-income and disadvantaged individuals. More information about the program can be found at www.LawProgram.org.
To sign up for this event, please call Community Law Program at (727) 582-7480. Space is limited.