Protect Your Property (proving you own inherited property) seminar (7/14)

Was your home passed down through generations without legal paperwork?  Can you prove you own your home?  After the 2005 hurricanes and 2016 local floods, many Louisiana residents were unable to prove home ownership which made them ineligible for federal or state rebuilding funds meant for homeowners.  If these residents try to elevate their homes, sell their homes, or use the homes as collateral to get loans, they will need “clear titles” to the properties. Without this proof of ownership, many residents cannot take advantage of their property rights.

Join the Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales on Saturday, July 14, at 10:00 AM for Protect Your Property:  Heir Property in Louisiana seminar to hear how to prove you own an inherited or donated home.  Speakers Laura Tuggle, Executive Director of Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, and Christy Kane, Executive Director of Louisiana Appleseed, will discuss assistance options available that offer solutions to help residents living in family homes with lack of proper proof-of-ownership documents.

Louisiana Appleseed collaborates with community partners and recruits legal professionals to donate pro bono time to talk to residents and offer solutions to solve problems at the root cause.  For more information or to register, call 647-3955.

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