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Posted on: August 5, 2022

City of Fort Pierce Partners with Florida Rural Legal Services For Monthly Housing Workshops

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News Release #32-39
City of Fort Pierce
Friday, August 5, 2022  

Contact: Joe Sweat, Communications Specialist 

772.467.3031 | jsweat@cityoffortpierce.com 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

 

City of Fort Pierce Partners with Florida Rural Legal Services For Monthly Housing Workshops 

The City of Fort Pierce Grants Administration Division is partnering with Florida Rural Legal Services (FRLS) to present Housing Workshops and continue the Rapid Rehousing Program. The first Housing Workshop will be held on August 18th at the Riverwalk Center at 5:30 pm. The workshop is free and open to the public. No registration is required. 

“FRLS is excited to collaborate with the City of Ft. Pierce to provide critical services to residents during this critical time, focusing on housing protection through our comprehensive community outreach and education and holistic service model,” said Jaffe Pickett, Esq., executive director of Florida Rural Legal Services. “We are certain that this partnership will provide an avenue for residents to avoid homelessness and receive critical education and information on the comprehensive services we provide to aid in homelessness prevention and consumer protection and defense to aid Ft. Pierce residents as they navigate recovery from shortfalls, due to the Covid pandemic, impacting housing stability barriers impacting low-income individuals and vulnerable populations.” 

The City of Fort Pierce recognizes the need for rapid rehousing, community education, and outreach on eviction prevention, including landlord-tenant rights and comprehensive legal services. Starting in August, Housing workshops will be tailored to a specific topic and will feature helpful information, training, and opportunities to speak with specialists in the field. 

The dates for the 2022 Housing Workshops are as follows: 

Thursday, August 18, 2022, @5:30pm – Rental Housing Workshop 

Thursday, September 15, 2022, @5:30pm – First Time Homebuyer Workshop 

Thursday, October 20, 2022, @5:30pm – Senior Housing Workshop 

Thursday, November 17, 2022, @5:30pm – Affordable Housing Workshop 

Thursday, December 20, 2022, @5:30pm – Housing Fair 


“FRLS is thankful for the partnership with the City of Ft. Pierce and commissioners who have made our comprehensive legal services, including strategic community education outreach as well as legal assistance at no cost to residents available to residents to avoid homelessness during this period of needed critical services.” 

FRLS is certain that collaborating with valued partners and funders to bridge the gap in access to free civil legal services will fill the services needed most during these critical times. For more information on the Housing Workshops, please call 772-467-3161 or email grantsasdministration@cityoffortpierce.com


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