The number of evictions is rising in Austin, with devastating impacts on renters and their families. This panel discussion on “Evicted in Austin: From Housed to Homeless in 21 Days” will feature housing advocates, tenants, and elected officials to discuss the harsh realities of evictions and what allies can do to support renters facing eviction.
Speakers include Jeannie Nelson, Executive Director, Austin Tenants Council; Shoshana Krieger, Project Director, BASTA Austin; Stephen Frischmuth, Steering Committee Member, Creek’s Edge Tenants Association; Jose Gonzalez, PATH – Outreach and Engagement Specialist, Integral Care; Raúl A González, Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4 Travis County; and moderator Heather Way, Director, UT Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic
The event is free, with lunch provided, but seating is limited and an RSVP is required. The program is hosted by the UT Opportunity Forum and the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law. This event is offered in partnership with Building and Strengthening Tenant Action (BASTA), as part of BASTA’s week-long series, “The State of the Renters.”
Location: Francis Auditorium in Townes Hall (TNH 2.114), University of Texas School of Law, Austin