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Landlord/Tenant Law for Social Workers
October 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
This training was designed for any social service provider who works with clients that face hurdles or problems with their rental housing. Mike will address all the common topics; the application process (including discrimination), repairs (including bedbugs and mold), privacy, evictions and the return of the security deposit. There will be ample time for questions throughout.
Mike Vraa has practiced in the area of landlord/tenant law exclusively since he started working at HOME Line. He has given over 1,100 speeches on various aspects of landlord/tenant law to a wide variety of groups (speaking to over 31,000 attendees) throughout Minnesota and has personally advised over 31,000 renters. He has helped prevent the eviction of over 2,300 Minnesota families and has helped renters recover over 4 million dollars in improperly withheld deposits and rent abatements (refunds for living in substandard conditions).
Mike has been quoted extensively in the media, including; USA Today, NPR, MPR, Thomson Reuters, KARE 11 (NBC-TV), KSTP (ABC-TV), WCCO Radio, Star Tribune, The Fargo Forum and The St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Southwest Journal, City Pages and the Twin Cities Daily Planet.
Mike was also the lead author on HOME Line’s books, How to be the Smartest Renter on Your Block: A Minnesota Tenant’s Rights Guide, and the Landlord’s Guide to Minnesota Law.