Tue, Apr 14|
Zoom town hall
Housing Law Town Hall
This town hall will discuss the implications of COVID-19 for different housing issues, including rent, evictions, and tenant privacy.
Time & Location
Apr 14, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Zoom town hall
About the event
COVID-19 is having implications on a number of different housing issues affecting our communities.
Join us for a discussion on all of your questions related to housing law and COVID-19. The discussion will address questions related to:
- Rent and evictions
- Tenant safety and privacy
- Maintenance and repairs
- And much more
The event will be led by two experienced housing lawyers:
Brendan Jowett is a staff housing lawyer at Neighborhood Legal Services (NLS). Originally from Winnipeg, he completed his JD at the University of Manitoba and his LLM at Osgoode Hall Law School before articling at Parkdale Community Legal Services. Brendan is a community organizer and anti-poverty advocate, and sits on the board of the Federation of Metro Tenants Associations.
Linette King is a staff lawyer at Neighbourhood Legal Services. She practices primarily in the area of housing law. She articled with NLS and returned as a staff lawyer following her call to the bar in June 2018. Linette is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School. While attending Osgoode she studied European Human Rights Law during a summer exchange to Italy. She also worked as a student mediator at Small Claims Court, and a caseworker at Osgoode's Venture Capital Clinic. She was a third place finalist in the Walsh Family Law Negotiation Competition.
The town hall panel will open with general FAQs on the implications of COVID-19 for housing issues. Following that, participants will have an opportunity to ask Brendan and Linette their own questions during a live Question & Answer session.