Understanding Housing Rights and Responsibilities for Young Adults Leaving Foster Care
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About the Event
Presented by Lisa Greif , Supervising Attorney at Bay Legal Aid
Youth leaving foster care face challenges in obtaining and maintaining their own housing. This training will outline how housing law applies to youth in extended foster care and to youth who have left foster care. It will review the rights and responsibilities of both tenants and landlords, so that service and housing providers can better support youth in complying with their lease as well as advocating when necessary. An attorney from Bay Area Legal Aid will present legal information on eviction procedures and rights; laws against housing discrimination; and how tenants and landlords might respond to unsafe and/or unhealthy housing conditions.
- Participants will understand the rights and responsibilities of both tenants and landlords
- Participants will understand what housing laws apply for non-minor dependents and for former foster youth
- Participants will be familiar with the conditions which might lead to eviction, and the steps necessary for a landlord to evict a tenant
CEUs will not be issued for this training.