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Fair Housing and Rental Rights and Duties:  An educational program for your community

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Wednesday, October 10th at 6PM

Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building

3450 Lee Road, Shaker Hts., 44120


Philip D. Star, President, Cleveland Tenants Organization

Angela Shuckahosee, Executive Director, Cleveland Tenants Organization

Spencer Wells, Tenant Outreach Director, Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio

 What happened?
11 participants signed in for the workshop...a couple more attended but didn't sign in.  Star did a powerpoint presentation of the Ohio Landlord Tenant Law and fielded questions.  After a short break (City of Shaker Heights provided beverages and donuts-Thanks Lisa), Wells presented on fair housing rights.

Questions and Discussion
Can a landlord rent a property 'as is'?  NO.  Landlord can't use a rental agreement to change her/his duties under the law.
Good discussion around Protection for Tenants in Foreclosure Act provisions.

Pre/post test results
Before and after the workshop participants took a test of their knowledge of Fair Housing and rental rights.  Of the 6 questions the median correct in the pre test was 4.  NOT BAD but in the post test the median correct was 6.  Nice improvement.  Statistically, the improvement was 1.56 points for the 8 participants who completed the pre/post tests.

Funding for this workshop is provided under a grant with the U.S.Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Notes & Links

Spencer Wells,
Oct 10, 2012, 9:31 AM
Spencer Wells,
Oct 10, 2012, 9:31 AM
Spencer Wells,
Oct 10, 2012, 9:32 AM