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The Sound of Ideas Community Tour: Evictions in Akron

A panel discusses Akron's high eviction rate. [Rachel Rood/ideastream]
A panel discusses Akron's high eviction rate. [Rachel Rood/ideastream]

When we brought the Sound of Ideas Community Tour to Akron, we got the perspective of tenants, landlords, advocates and legal experts on the issue of eviction. A recurring theme was the need for education, for renters and property owners alike. Join us for The Sound of Ideas to hear thoughts on Akron's high eviction rate, and ideas to reduce it.


Fair Housing Contact Service

Community Legal Aid - will be holding a clinic on tenant rights in Akron on March 28th.

-Lauren Green-Hull, Associate Director, Fair Housing Contact Service 

-Judge Jon Oldham, Akron Municipal Court 

- John Petit, Managing Attorney for Housing and Consumer Law, Community Legal Aid

- Tamiyka Rose, Health Equity Ambassador & Assistant to the Mayor for Public Policy, City of Akron

-Camille Dickerson, Landlord & Trustee, Akron Canton Real Estate Investors Association

-Cenisha Tapley, Experienced Eviction

-Brian Gage, Executive Director, Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority

-Joshua Moraghan, District Manager, The Community Builders 

Rachel is the supervising producer for Ideastream Public Media’s morning public affairs show, the “Sound of Ideas.”