Join Arlington County's Housing Division for a day of workshops and targeted education for tenants. The summit will provide technical (Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, Fair Housing) and non-technical (how to file complaints, conflict resolution, communication skills) information to empower participants to address housing issues.
- Understanding your lease
- Tenant rights and responsibilities
- How to communicate with property management
- Rental housing resources
- When to notify County offices of maintenance problems
- Effective advocacy
Check-in/Registration Check-in for Children's Activities, Translation Services
|10:15 – 11:00 am
Arlington’s Rental Housing Programs and How to access them
Presenters: County staff, Housing, Department of Human Services
|11:00 - 11:30 am
Tenant Rights and Responsibilities
|11:30 am - 12:30 pm
- How to report
- Who is responsible
Presenters: Code Enforcement, Housing, Environment Health (panel)
|12:30 - 1:00 pm
||Break - Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Tenant Organizing 101
- Ways to have a voice
- Tenant councils and right to organize
- Effective organizing
Presenter: Legal Aid Justice Center
*Time includes opportunity to meet with staff after each information session
View the presentation here.
*Must be present to win raffle.
The Tenant Summit is being held in partnership with Bu-Gata.