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Eviction Defense: Helping Older Tenants Remain at Home

Date: 
08/14/2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
Event type: 
Training

From the National Center on Law and Elder Rights

More older adults are choosing to rent, rather than purchase homes. Older tenants are particularly at risk of eviction due to unaffordable rent increases, or retaliation for complaints regarding code violations. Moreover, as adults age, landlords may be reluctant to make reasonable accommodations for tenants with disabilities.  Affordable housing is an important option for older renters, as it may offer reduced barriers and helpful amenities, but older adults may face other challenges preserving their tenancies in such housing.

This legal basics webcast will present a general overview of the tenants’ rights, examine one state’s process, and discuss defenses to eviction and other effective strategies to counter displacement.

Closed captioning will be available on this webcast. A link with access to the captions will be shared through GoToWebinar’s chat box shortly before the webcast start time.

Presenter: Mac McCreight, Lead Attorney, Greater Boston Legal Services

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