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Resources for Renters will help renters learn how to deal with landlords, city

 

March 13, 2012



Resources for Renters, a community series of meetings designed for South Pittsburgh residents who are renting their house or apartment, are planned for this week.

The sessions with tools and assistance for renters will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, at the Knoxville Library and Thursday, March 15 at the Stewart Avenue Lutheran Church. Both meetings are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Topics will include: Getting help from city departments about bad property maintenance and safety problems; Negotiating with landlords and interpreting leases; Learning how to buy a home; How to get involved with area block watches and community groups; and more.

The Knoxville Library is at 400 Brownsville Road and Stewart Avenue Lutheran Church is at 2810 Brownsville Road at Stewart Avenue. Both locations are ADA accessible and on bus routes, including the 51C and 54C.

Partners in the Resources for Renters meeting include: The Housing Alliance, The Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh, Allegheny County Department of Human Services, The Hilltop Alliance and Mount Washington Community Development Corporation.

This event is sponsored by the office of Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak. For more information, call 412-255-2131.

 

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