Tenant Rights on La Voz del Pueblo

by Eric Hauge on November 19, 2014

Reyna & Claire KFAIEste domingo pasado, Tenant Advocate Claire Branigan, junta con Reyna Flores, líder de inquilinos del vecindario Corcoran, fueron invitadas hablar sobre los derechos de renteros en el show del radio “La Voz del Pueblo” en la estación comunitaria, KFAI. ¡Puede escuchar una grabación de este show el enlace de abajo!

This past Sunday, Tenant Advocate Claire Branigan, along with Corcoran Neighborhood tenant leader, Reyna Flores, were invited to talk about renters rights on the radio show “La Voz del Pueblo” on community radio station, KFAI. You can hear a recording of the show by clicking the link below!

http://kfai.org/lavozdelpueblo

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Do you want to learn about how Minnesota laws affect renters?  Would you like to volunteer at HOME Line and assist tenants with their rental problems?

Our free tenant/landlord law training for volunteers is coming up soon. We also offer paid registration for attorneys (we are applying for 3.5 CLE credits).

Landlord/Tenant Law Training
Saturday, January 31, 2015
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

William Mitchell College of Law, Room 225
875 Summit Ave. St. Paul MN 55105 

HOME Line conducts several trainings throughout the year to prepare volunteers to work on our tenant hotline. This training has been attended by over 160 different social service agency workers, landlords, and police officers in the last five years in addition to scores of law student volunteers. In our training seminar, HOME Line attorneys teach basic Minnesota landlord-tenant law. Specific topics include applications, leases, repairs, evictions, lock-outs, and security deposits.

Those who plan to volunteer for HOME Line must attend the seminar, free of charge of course. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Free registration for volunteers
To register for the training as a volunteer, please go through our hotline application process. Choose the selection below that best fits with your plans, and then fill out the online application form on the next page you visit.

Registration for attorneys (for CLE credit)
Attorneys interested in receiving CLE credit, please register using the below link. Once registration is complete it will take you to our option for online payment. The fee to receive CLE credits is $50 for public interest attorneys; $60 for all other attorneys. This course has previously been approved for 3.5 CLE credits, and we are applying for the same again (this post will be updated when the credits are approved).

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