May 14, 2020

Catholic Law’s Columbus Community Legal Services (CCLS) has begun a recent partnership with the City of Takoma Park to provide crucial information to Takoma Park residents regarding COVID-19.

On May 12, Paul Kurth, Managing Director of CCLS, led a presentation titled “Consumer Protection during COVID-19.” Kurth highlighted need-to-know consumer protection information in particular regarding protection against credit seizure of stimulus checks, homeowner and renter assistance, private debt, utilities, and other resources––answering questions from attendees throughout the presentation.

Kurth explained the ways in which provisions are provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and how the State of Maryland provides additional protection in areas the CARES Act does not. Kurth also encouraged attendees to seek out additional resources sharing, “We are here to help. This is what we do and we love what we do.”

The webinar concluded with Grayce Wiggins, Housing Development Manager for the City of Takoma Park, thanking Kurth and CCLS. “From the whole Takoma Park Community, we are so lucky to have this partnership with the law school.”

The next webinar will be held Thursday, May 14 at 6 pm, and the partnership will be presenting "Understanding Your Rights as a Taxpayer."