• Friday, July 19, 2024

RPPTL Provides "No Place Like Home" Program

Summary of Issue: Longstanding record title defects (a significant number of which are capable of resolution) preclude many low-income Florida residents from accessing relief and community development funds necessary to repair and rebuild their long-term residences following times of individual or collective disaster.

Summary of RPPTL Section Objective for Addressing Issue: To make available RPPTL Section member assistance in clearing title to real property for vulnerable low-income Florida residents, thereby allowing such residents to not only receive disaster-related relief and access to community development funds but also assuring them available real property tax exemptions.

General Description of Section Action: Using prior successes and the input of Florida Legal Aid organizations, the Section would be providing RPPTL Section and Executive Council members as title attorneys, teachers, leaders and mentors for clearing title for low-income house and mobile home residents, providing substantive materials as to legal remedies, and directly assisting community and local bar associations in addressing and resolving such title defects.

For Further Information: Further information is available here