The National Housing Law Project (NHLP) will hold a September 10 webinar on nuisance ordinances, which are local laws that can jeopardize housing security for people needing police or emergency assistance by penalizing housing providers and tenants who seek help. The webinar will discuss how local nuisance ordinances affect survivors of domestic violence, persons with disabilities, communities of color, and others. Panelists will provide examples of the harm nuisance ordinances can cause. The session will conclude with a Q&A.
The webinar will take place on September 10 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Register at: https://adobe.ly/2m1IT5G
Presenters will be:
- Sarah Carthen Watson, associate counsel, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
- Sandra Park, senior attorney, Women’s Rights Project, American Civil Liberties Union
- Monica Porter, staff attorney, Disability Rights Advocates
- Renee Williams (Moderator), staff attorney, National Housing Law Project
NHLP will also hold a webinar on September 26 about federal and state protections for survivors of domestic violence. More information about that webinar will be provided in a future Memo to Members and Partners. A previous webinar about “crime-free” housing programs was held on August 28. These webinars are part of NHLP’s Nuisance Ordinance and Crime-Free Housing Initiative.