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Jacksonville Area Legal Aid awarded $2.4 million for eviction assistance

Housing advocates pushing for stronger evictions protections in New York in August, the same month the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal eviction moratorium from the CDC.
Housing advocates pushing for stronger evictions protections in New York in August, the same month the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal eviction moratorium from the CDC.

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid has been granted $2.4 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to support legal assistance for low-income tenants at risk of eviction.

The organization, which will manage the grant, plans to share the funds among five other Florida legal nonprofits, including Florida Legal Services, Gulfcoast Legal Services, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Northwest Florida Legal Services.

The money will be divided between the nonprofits based on size of the organization and the number of people it is expected to help. Northwest Florida Legal Services is the smallest legal aid in the group, for example, so it will receive the least amount of money.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.