Legal Workshops To Help Settle Housing Disputes

Two legal workshops this week are teaming attorneys with people who have disputes with FEMA.

Attorneys from across the country who volunteer their services with the Lawyers for Civil Rights are helping people who are getting eviction notices and who need temporary housing assistance. In the last month, more than 100 cases have been assigned to attorneys.

"They do have rights. Any family living in a FEMA trailer has certain rights. Individuals who received FEMA denial letters, which we're seeing quite a bit of these days, we're trying to match up those families with lawyers who can represent them in filing a FEMA appeal," attorney Trisha Miller said.

Wednesday's workshop was in Gulfport. There will be another one Thursday at the St. Paul United Methodist Church in Biloxi from 9am to 5pm.

The attorneys are also planning to offer legal help in the Pearlington community the week of June 12th.