The University of Texas at Austin   School of Law

UT Opportunity Forum Presents Safe Homes: How to Address Austin’s Dangerous Apartments

September 13, 2013

The University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School of Public Affairs, Room SRH 3.122

12:00pm – 1:30pm

A discussion on what can be done to address unsafe living conditions at apartments across Austin. Following a presentation by a UT law student on recent reports examining national best practices for code enforcement and increasing safety in apartments, the panel will discuss what strategies should be adopted here locally. The panel will include a focus on two proposed rental registration ordinances coming before the Austin City Council on September 26th. This is the first event in a four-part Opportunity Forum series on Accessing Safe and Healthy Communities in Austin.

Presenter: Stephanie Trinh, Student, UT School of Law

Panelists:
Emily Chenevert, Diretor of Government & Community Relations, Austin Board of REALTORS®
Carl Smart, Code Compliance Department, City of Austin
Ruby Roa, Tenant Advocate
Council Member Bill Spelman, City of Austin
Council Member Kathie Tovo, City of Austin

Moderator: Heather K. Way, Clinical Professor, UT School of Law

Event Co-sponsors:
Center for Politics and Governance, LBJ School of Public Affairs
William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, UT School of Law

Access the UT Law School reports on Rental Registration and Problem Properties in Austin here.