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Addressing rental housing issues in for a special needs population in a rapidly developing community

COHHIO staff work with staff of the Union County Mental Health Board around Landlord Tenant and Fair Housing Issues

Our thanks to Janae Mulvaine, Housing Program Manager for her help in setting up this workshop.

 What happened?
11 staff members participated in the training at the office of the Union County Mental Health Board in Marysville, Ohio on March 26, 2013.

How did we do?
here's some of the comments from the participants:
  • It will provide resources on problems
  • Assisting others
  • Knowledge of Landlord Tenant IssuesKnowledge
  • To help point in the right way
  • It will help us follow the laws and guidelines
  • By expanding knowledge on laws & rights and how to address them
  • Helping consumers be more informed
Questions and Discussion
1.  Is month to month the best rental agreement for landlords? Month to Month is easiest rental agreement to terminate, but that might mean tenant moves in the fall and the unit stays vacant until Spring!

2.  Can a landlord rent "as is"?  No, landlord tenant law says landlord cannot transfer landlord duties to a tenant.  ORC 5321.13

3.  If landlord gives a break to a tenant with a felony, does the landlord create a "consistency" problem?  MAYBE, but if landlord wants to change his policy to take other factors into consideration, landlord can make a new screen procedure and follow it consistently going into the future.

4.  Who can we call if we suspect discrimination?
County Fair Housing officers are:
Rebecca Roush, Clerk Union County Commissioners Office, 233 West Sixth Street, Marysville, Ohio 43040
(937) 645-3012
(800) 258-8278

Consultant/Agency: Heather Martin
Logan-Union-Champaign Regional Planning Commission, 9676 East Foundry Street, P.O. Box 219, East Liberty, Ohio 43319
(937) 666-3431
(888) 666-4612
E-Mail Address: heathermartin@lucplanning.com
Web Address: www.lucplanning.com

5.  What is "reasonable" heat and hot water?
Check the local housing or health code to determine the standard.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has made the community more sensitive to the needs of people with disabilities.

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