Landlord Summit on June 9 offers resources to help property owners better serve their tenants

Landlord Summit on June 9 offers resources to help property owners better serve their tenants

 

Continuing on the success of the initial Landlord Summit last November, the City of Knoxville is hosting a second Landlord Summit for property owners and managers from across the city. It will provide resources and information to help landlords make rental units more energy-efficient and affordable for tenants.

 

 

The summit is from 8 a.m.- noon on Thursday, June 9, at the L.T. Ross Building, 2247 Western Ave. Continental breakfast will be available starting at 7:30 a.m.

 

The event is free, and all are encouraged to attend to learn about the many programs available to landlords in Knoxville.

 

One of the resources to be detailed is the Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover (KEEM) program, which offers free weatherization upgrades for rental properties.

 

Other topics at the summit will include the new Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI) program, Section 8 rent assistance, free lead testing, programs to assist military veterans with housing, Tennessee landlord-tenant rules, and fair housing laws.

 

Community partners include the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC), Helen Ross McNabb Center, Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover (KEEM), Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Knoxville’s Community Development Corp. (KCDC), and the Knoxville-Knox County Homeless Coalition. These groups and agencies, and other advocates and experts, will lead workshops and present informational booths to provide additional resources and information.

 

“Our first Landlord Summit last November was well-received and a great success,” Mayor Madeline Rogero said. “These summits are opportunities for local landlords to learn more about resources that can improve their bottom lines while also improving the lives of their tenants.

 

“Attendees will be able to learn more about things like resources for weatherization to make their units more affordable to tenants while lowering turnover, information on the landlord-tenant act, social services available to help military veterans and others obtain housing and be good tenants, and more.”

 

For more information visit: www.KEEMteam.com  or http://www.knoxvilletn.gov/government/city_departments_offices/community_development/.

 

Anyone needing a disability accommodation to attend the Landlord Summit should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Stephanie Cook, at scook@knoxvilletn.gov  or (865)215-2034. For an English interpreter, contact Gwen Winfrey at 865-215-2290 or at gwinfrey@knoxvilletn.gov.

 

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