Community Law Program (CLP)’s Pinellas Eviction Diversion Program (PEDP) and Family Services Initiative’s (FSI) partnership began in January 2021. This partnership started as a result of the growing need for legal assistance combined with other basic needs from Pinellas County families suffering housing instability due to COVID-19. The combined goal was homelessness prevention.
This blog post is the first of several that provide an overview of updates that apply to both landlords and tenants regarding the new Tenant Bill of Rights (Ch. 20, Art. VII of St. Petersburg’s City Code) in St. Petersburg, FL.
PEDP has a mission to combat homelessness caused by eviction. We achieve this by helping to repair relationships between tenants and landlords, avoiding evictions, and helping to facilitate the provision of financial assistance.