The City of Holland’s Human Relations Commission is hosting an Eviction Prevention Zoom & Learn on Tuesday, April 18th, from noon to 1:15 pm. Panelists include representatives from the Ottawa County 58th District Court, Good Samaritan, and Legal Aid of Western Michigan. The Zoom & Learn is free to attend—you can register here.
Participants will get up-to-date information on the current federal and state eviction regulations and how they are being complied with in Ottawa County and handled in the 58th District Court.
They will also learn about Good Samaritan’s new eviction prevention program that offers short–term financial assistance and supportive services that help individuals and families remain housed and provides expedited payments to rental property owners.
Finally, participants will hear what services Legal Aid of Western Michigan can offer to those facing eviction, a loss of a federal housing subsidy, or unfair housing practices.
Presenters will be Judge Bradley Knoll, Chief Judge at Ottawa County 58th District Court; Jessi Christensen, Eviction Prevention Lead, Good Samaritan; and Dolores Trese, Managing Attorney at Legal Aid of Western Michigan, Holland office.
“When families have stable housing, the adults and children prosper and the whole community wins,” explained Esther Fifelski, Manager of the City of Holland Human Relations Department. “Knowing about the services and processes of Good Samaritan, Legal Aid of Western Michigan, and the Ottawa County 58th District Court can keep families housed, landlords paid, and keep our community thriving.”