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‘Know your rights’ housing day Oct. 8

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POSTED September 23, 2011 12:56 a.m.

STOCKTON — The California Rural Legal Assistance is holding a free clinic that will provide legal information to those who are at risk of eviction, foreclosure or housing discrimination.

The event, to be held Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be held at El Concilio, 224 S. Sutter Street in Stockton. Free parking will be available in the parking lot behind El Concilio. The free clinic is geared toward low-income and no-income members of the community, a CRLA staff member said.

The purpose of the free clinic is to inform the community that there are laws in place to protect them and their homes. The day will begin with an information session and presentation on topics ranging from tenant’s rights to foreclosures. Participants will then have the opportunity to get individualized information from legal experts. Among the legal experts who will be there are Kristine Moore, attorney and Pro Per Clinic coordinator, Dan Torres who is a staff attorney with California Rural Legal Assistance, Peggy Wagner of the Fair Housing Authority, and Pro Per Clinic community worker Monica Sousa.

The California Rural Legal Assistance provides free legal information on housing rights on a walk-in or appointment basis four days a week throughout the year. Founded in 1966, CRLA’s mission is to fight for justice and individual rights alongside the most exploited members of the community. Through a network of regional offices in 21 California cities and communities, CRLA provides legal services to more than 40,000 people through specialized programs focusing on the needs of farm workers as well as individuals with disabilities, among others.

For more information about CRLA, log on to www.crla.org.

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