Category Archives: News

  1. Hurricane Dorian

    As Hurricane Dorian nears us, remember to register for text alerts from Seminole County Emergency Management for updates on the storm in Seminole County. Text “Dorian” to 888-777 for updates. We will be following the Seminole County courthouse schedule regarding closures, unless the legal aid office suffers damage or loss of electricity from the hurricane. …

  2. Housing for Low-Income and Disabled Central Florida Residents

    Written by Daniel Woodruff, University of Florida The Hacienda is a HUD funded apartment complex in Longwood, Florida. Recently, the complex has opened a waiting list for one-bedroom and two-bedroom applicants. It is set to stay open from August 5, 2019 to September 16, 2019, or until 15 candidates who meet admissions requirements complete applications….

  3. New Florida Law for Domestic Violence Survivors: Unemployment Compensation

    Unemployment Compensation for Domestic Violence Survivors Written by Daniel Woodruff, University of Florida Typically, under Florida statute 443.101(1)(a), a person is disqualified from receiving unemployment benefits when they voluntarily leave their job. However, there are exceptions to this rule – such as relocation due to a spouse’s military service. Florida Governor DeSantis signed House Bill…

  4. Code Enforcement Department can sometimes assist in addressing serious Housing Maintenance Issues

    Code Enforcement Written by Daniel Woodruff, University of Florida We assist with several legal matters; one of these matters is landlord-tenant issues. The most prolific complaint we receive from tenants is that their apartment or house is not kept up to code. These complaints range from electrical, plumbing, and structural issues. Each city in Seminole…

  5. The SCBALAS Website is now Accessible

    Equitable Opportunities in the Classroom, Office, and Online Written by Daniel Woodruff, University of Florida Treat the disease, not the symptoms. The past four years, Harvard has been in a legal battle over closed captioning in their videos. While this is an issue, the true crime is consistent discrimination against blind and deaf persons. Make…