Join Today’s (6/3) “Tenant Talk Live” Webinar on Disability Justice

Join NLIHC’s “Tenant Talk Live,” a meeting geared towards tenant and resident leaders, today (June 3) at 6 pm ET (5 pm CT, 4 pm MT, 3 pm PT). The meeting will focus on disability justice and cover how to file a complaint with HUD, advocate for yourself and others, and approach modifications to your home. Register for the webinar here.

In the webinar, NLIHC staff will be joined by two guest speakers: Marley Hochendoner and James Hill. Ms. Hochendoner has served as executive director for Northwest Fair Housing Alliance (NWFHA), a private non-profit fair housing education and advocacy organization based in Spokane, Washington, since 2005. Prior to joining NWFHA, Ms. Hochendoner was an in-house staff attorney and policy analyst for the Nez Perce Tribe and a staff attorney at Idaho Legal Aid Services. Ms. Hochendoner has taught landlord-tenant law as adjunct faculty for Gonzaga University School of Law and is a Washington State licensed real estate instructor and member of the Greater Spokane Progress Race Equity Subcommittee and Race Equity Trainers Cohort. She is also a licensed attorney in Washington and Idaho.

James Hill is a bilingual Spanish disability ppeaker, professional growth and self-advocacy trainer, and the creator of the Professional Growth for the Previously Incarcerated (PGPI) video workshop series. Recently, he served as executive director for the Ethnic Support Council of Cowlitz County. James is currently completing a BASc in computer/information technology administration and management at Lower Columbia College. He is a member of Resident Action Project (RAP), served as a Steering Committee member for the Clark County Homeless Action Plan, and was a professional “kitten and puppy cuddler” at the Oregon Humane Society.

NLIHC encourages participants to continue advocating for disability justice after today’s conversation. Recent efforts by NLIHC in support of disability rights include the NLIHC-led Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition’s (DHRC) joining of a sign-on letter with the Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies and seven other disability justice organizations demanding FEMA end housing contracts that displace individuals with disabilities, low-income households, and other marginalized groups during recovery efforts after the Maui fires.

Participants should also check out the following resources on NLIHC’s website:

“Tenant Talk Live” meetings are held the first Monday of every month at 6 pm ET. If you are unable to attend Monday’s meeting you can view upcoming or past Tenant Talk Live recordings on our working group webpage. To stay up to date on “Tenant Talk Live” events and connect with other attendees, join the Tenant Talk Facebook group.

Meetings like “Tenant Talk Live” also depend on the support of our members. Become an NLIHC member here!