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