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Thursday, October 15 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Receivership is a statutory or equitable remedy that replaces control of property in the hands of an officer of the court in order to prevent irreparable harm to some legal or property right, such as the right of tenants to habitable living conditions. In the face of seemingly growing numbers of poor-quality multifamily rental properties, receivership can be a very useful  tool for providing relief to tenants. This panel consists of attorneys who have successfully used receivership on behalf of low-income tenants in several contexts. Eileen Yacknin and Kevin Quisenberry will discuss their use of receivership on behalf of tenants in a rental property where ownership was in dispute and a condemnation order was issued. Bob Damewood will discuss his representation of a mobile home resident association that volunteered to serve as receiver and ultimately used it to acquire ownership.

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Eileen Yacknin

Director of Litigation, Neighborhood Legal Services
Eileen Yacknin is the director of litigation at Neighborhood Legal Services. Her duties include client advocacy, representation, and litigation in all areas of poverty law (housing, consumer, family, unemployment, public benefits); supervision of staff attorneys, law students, and... Read More →

Kevin Quisenberry

Litigation Director, Community Justice Project
Kevin Quisenberry is the Litigation Director of the Community Justice Project (CJP), a statewide law firm within the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network. CJP engages in class action litigation and other forms of impact advocacy to help create positive change for low-income residents of... Read More →
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Robert Damewood

Staff Attorney, Regional Housing Legal Services
Robert Damewood is a former legal aid client who now works as a staff attorney in the Pittsburgh office of Regional Housing Legal Services, where he represents community-based non-profits that are engaged in affordable housing development and policy initiatives that benefit low income... Read More →

Thursday October 15, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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