Housing / Mortgage Foreclosure

GLS recently received funding to expand our legal assistance to many previously ineligible homeowners in Manatee County who are facing foreclosure.  Whether you are behind on your mortgage payments or have already received foreclosure papers, we may be able to help you find a workable solution.  GLS can help you fight a mortgage foreclosure of your homestead property and/or help you with a mortgage restructure or modification negotiation with your bank or other lender.

HERE for more details (in English).                    Click HERE for more details (in Spanish).

Gulfcoast legal Services provides housing assistance in four offices to low income people clients and people 60 years old and older without regard to income levels.  Those offices are located in Bradenton, Clearwater, Sarasota, and St. Petersburg.  The type of cases handled are : 

  • Foreclosure Defense for your homestead (Manatee County only)
  • Foreclosure Counseling  (Manatee County only)
  • Eviction defense
  • Wrongful eviction, due to prohibited conduct, eg., locked out by your landlord or having the electricity or water shut off to make you leave.
  • Public Housing or Subsidized Housing matters
  • Public Housing or Subsidized Housing preservation
  • Section 8 Housing
  • Mobile Home Park Eviction defense or Mobile Home Park Closing

For an appointment in the Pinellas County area, please call (727) 821-0726.
For an appointment in the Manatee County area, please call (941) 746-6151. 
For an appointment in the Sarasota County area, please call (941) 366-1746.

Some housing matters are handled by Bay Area Legal Services (BALS) . For example, eviction matters and public housing in Pinellas County south of Ulmerton Road are handled by BALS . For more information call their legal help line 1-800-625-2257 or visit their website www.bals.org.

For more information please see the following pamphlets:

The Tenant's Handbook

Tenant Rights

Mobile Home Tenants

Fair Housing For Seniors