The Tenant Landlord Connection, a program of One Roof Community Housing, is presenting a series of free workshops to help area landlords better understand their rights and responsibilities.

Tenant Hoarding Lunch-and-Learn
Thursday, October 17th, from 12:00-1:00pm

This workshop will address why hoarding can be problematic in rental housing, as well as signs & symp-toms that someone may be developing a problem. We will also discuss some strategies for addressing hoarding issues with a tenant, as well as some resources available to help. This workshop will be lead by Greg Smith, a local consultant & municipal inspector with over 10 years experience dealing with hoarding situations. Lunch will be provided!!

Fair Housing
Thursday, November 7th, from 2:00-4:00pm

This workshop will cover all the considerations of Fair Housing that a landlord needs to know. Topics will include: marketing units as well as screening prospective tenants; explanation of disparate impact and important HUD rulings to be aware of; reasonable accommodations, including allowing physical altera-tions to a rental property; important considerations for service animals & companion animals; what hap-pens when a tenant files a fair housing complaint, and much more! This workshop will be lead by Roslynn Pedracine, an Investigator with HUD’s Minneapolis Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.

Bed Bug Lunch-and-Learn
Wednesday, November 13th, from 12:00-1:00pm

During this workshop Dr. Jamie Kopco from Guardian Pest Solutions will be addressing how to identify bedbugs from other insects, common causes, as well as options for extermination. He will also bring a few real specimens (don’t worry, they’re dead!) to help attendees learn how to recognize these bugs. Lunch will be provided!

All of our workshops are FREE, open to the public, and will be held in the classroom space of our office building (Central Hillside Community Center: 12 East 4th Street, Duluth). If you have any questions or would like to RSVP for a workshop, please contact Teri Carlson at 218-727-5372 ext. 2010 or tcarlson@1roofhousing.org.

Mediation & Conflict Resolution:
In addition to offering workshops, we also offer one-on-one education for landlords and tenants when questions arise regarding rights or responsibilities, as well as free mediation services to help resolve a landlord-tenant conflict or dispute. The Tenant Landlord Connection is a neutral resource and does not advocate for either side or provide either party with legal advice. Our goal is to help landlords and tenants avoid costly court actions by facilitating a mutually beneficial agreement through mediation. Topics re-solved through mediation include non-payment of rent, lease violations, mutual termination of the lease agreement, and much more! For more information about our mediation services, please contact the Tenant Landlord Connection at 218-727-5372 or tcarlson@1roofhousing.org.