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Evicted in Austin: From Housed to Homeless in 21 Days

Location: Francis Auditorium

The number of formal and informal evictions is rising in Austin, with devastating impacts on renters and their families. Join us for a conversation with housing advocates, tenants, and elected officials to discuss the harsh realities of evictions and what allies can do to support renters facing eviction. We’ll explore the scope, roots, and impacts of evictions, along with innovative approaches to help address Austin’s eviction crisis. This event is offered in partnership with Building and Strengthening Tenant Action (BASTA), as part of BASTA’s week-long series, The State of the Renters.




  • Daniel Armendáriz; Housing Advocate, Austin Tenants Council
  • Sophie Elsner, Attorney & Skadden Fellow, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid


  • Honorable Jeremy L. Brown, Justice of the Peace, Precinct 7, Place 1, Harris County
  • Stephen Frischmuth, Steering Committee Member, Creek’s Edge Tenants Association
  • Jose Gonzalez, PATH – Outreach and Engagement Specialist, Integral Care
  • Honorable Raúl A González, Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4 Travis County
  • Shoshana Krieger, Project Director, BASTA Austin


  • Heather Way, Director, UT Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic



Tuesday, September 24 from 12-1:30pm

The School of Law / Auditorium, TNH 2.114

Lunch will be provided.

Event is free and open to the public, but rsvp is required by 9am on Monday, September 23.

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Co-sponsored by Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid and The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law

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Event series: Panel Discussion