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The 2017 Housing Umbrella Group Conference

Held in Ft. Lauderdale, this year's conference was fun and informative.  HUG attendees learned about national trends, met with a representative of the Attorney General's office, and voted on the looks they preferred for the changes coming later this year to FLAdvocate.  Both days were full of presentations from people who enjoy sterling reputations nationally. 


There is a fascinating new tool with county level data created by the Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN), that you can find here.

Share this with the others at your organization who might find it useful and let me know ways that you use it by emailing me at  



SLC's New Manual Added to Library

Southern Legal Counsel (SLC), with financial support from the Herb Block Foundation, published a manual for public defenders and pro bono criminal defense lawyers in Florida entitled, “Jailbirds in the Sunshine State: Defending Crimes of Homelessness.”  It has been added to the main folder of the Housing library.

The Florida Justice Institute has republished the Sixth Edition of the Older Floridians Handbook:  Laws and Programs Affecting Older Floridians. 

The handbook is available on the FJI web site

Ideas for New Library Resources?

We need submissions to update the library.  Consider recording your trainings and letting us add the video to the site.  Have you written something new that you'd like to share?  Prepared some training materials for lay people?  Even things like checklists you keep that you find helpful to share with clients or witnesses can be of use to others.  Share them with your colleagues by submitting them to be added to the library.  You can email Alison at

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