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Tenants, renters, housing providers, landlords, property managers and members of the public are invited to attend a free virtual training addressing Tenant Rights on Thursday, Sept. 28 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Zoom. The clinic is open to all who are interested in learning about no-cost mediation and conflict resolution services, and about the new Oregon law HB 2001 that changes procedures concerning eviction notices, overdue rent rules and use of rental assistance.
Legal and mediation professionals will be featured guest speakers and available during the online event to help clarify legal and non-legal housing issues, and conflict resolution options and opportunities to prevent evictions that lead to homelessness.
The clinic will address important issues for both sides, from rent payment delays to fines, conflicts, and how to work together on possible solutions before an eviction case is filed in court. Clackamas County Law Librarian Jennifer Dalglish will facilitate the event.
Amy M. Willis (they/them) joined Legal Aid Services of Oregon as a Staff Attorney in December 2021. Amy’s prior work experience includes six years in Atlanta as a housing and immigration attorney at various non-profits. They were a 2015-2017 Equal Justice Works fellow and while in law school they worked at Greater Boston Legal Services, Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, and the National Consumer Law Center.
Melissa Miller (she/her) has been mediating, facilitating and empowering others for over 20 years. While supporting Clackamas County’s Eviction Prevention Mediation Program, Melissa and her team have offered mediation services to over 600 households in the county. In addition to providing mediation services, her collaborative efforts with Rent Assistance and other Social Services programs have resulted in Housing Providers receiving payment for back rent, helped families stay housed, and prevented evictions.