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

Fri September 13, 2013 at LBJ School of Public Affairs - SRH 3.122

UT Opportunity Forum Series on Accessing Safe and Healthy Communities in Austin

Safe Homes: How to Address Austin's Dangerous Apartments 

September 13, 2013, 12-1:30 p.m.


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. 


Registration: Attendance is free but seating is limited and an RSVP is required.

Presenter: Stephanie Trinh, Student, UT School of Law 

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


Lunch will be provided.


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

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