Florida Elder Justice Conference

Registration for the 2019 conference is now open!

There is limited space for the conference, so please register at the link below as soon as possible.

Please also apply for a scholarship if you are eligible. We have extended the deadline for scholarship applications until February 13, but you are encouraged not to delay registration.

Mold, roaches, sewage — what this low-income housing looks like after a pricey rehab

An interesting and relevant article in the Miami Herald concerning low income housing in the Opa-locka area. 


Check out this stunning piece of journalism featuring Jeff Hearne of LSGMI.  It addresses the banishment of sex offenders in Miami.  This is a statewide challenge in Florida that is not near resolution.

HUG's Jeff Hearne Receives Award

At the 2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention Jeff Hearne, Litigation Director of Legal Services of Greater Miami, received the Florida Bar Consumer Protection Law Committee Lawyer of the Year award.  The award was presented by Senator Rodriguez who was mentored by Mr. Hearne.  Upon receiving his award Mr. Hearne spoke of the consumer problems faced by tenants in Florida and how important tenant issues are as consumer protection and public policy concerns.  He also complimented his colleagues in the Housing Umbrella Group, including important legislative and amicus efforts.



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.  You can email Alison.

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