Legal Services of Greater Miami
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Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.'s mission is to provide free civil legal services to the low income residents of Miami-Dade County and Monroe County. We are passionately committed to achieving equal justice and the alleviation of the hardships of poverty.
4343 W. Flagler Street, Ste 100
MIAMI, FL 33134
LEGAL SERVICES PREVENTS GRANDMOTHER AND GRANDCHILDREN FROM BECOMING HOMELESS Martha, elderly and disabled and raising her grandchildren on a fixed income, faced eviction from public housing for non-payment of rent due to administrative glitches. First her automatic payment for rent was not processed by the bank. Then the public housing agency returned her uncashed money order and filed for eviction. Martha deposited her full rent into the court registry to defend the eviction. Legal Services Advocacy Director Jose Fons represented Martha at mediation and worked out a settlement allowing Martha and her grandchildren to remain in housing. If they had been forced to move to a homeless shelter, studies show that this disruption in their housing would have caused up to a 6 month setback in the children’s educational progress.