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Protecting tenants’ rights

Monday, June 13, 2022 by Tai Moses

The city’s Office of Civil Rights is hosting an in-person open house “to better understand how implementing changes to support tenants’ rights will impact Austin renters,” according to the news release. The meeting will cover eviction notices, tenant organizing, rental payments and more. The meeting will begin with remarks from Carol Johnson, director of the Office of Civil Rights, and Patricia Link, division chief with the Law Department. As Johnson pointed out, “The right to assemble and redress grievances has always been a significant hallmark of change. The opportunity to provide safe places to address housing issues through tenant organizing will provide another tool for landlords and tenants to continue to work hand-in-hand to ensure that housing choice and housing opportunity is equitable, safe, decent and affordable.” Community members are invited to attend and provide feedback on the topics that interest them. Those who cannot attend the meeting may leave feedback on SpeakUpAustin. Wednesday, June 29, 6:30-8 p.m., Montopolis Recreation and Community Center, 1200 Montopolis Drive.

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