An upcoming resource fair will help landlords connect with the resources they need to serve the community’s most vulnerable citizens.
Landlord Fest is being presented by James City County Social Services with the idea of helping rental property owners network, learn, and gain access to housing resources.
The event will be held April 26 at the James City County Recreation Center between 5:30 and 7 p.m., according to a social services press release.
Speakers and exhibitors from local agencies will educate landlords about local programs that can help them manage their properties, as well as help their tenants.
Discussion topics will include providing housing to veterans, regional housing needs, homelessness, fair housing laws, finding sources of funding to prevent eviction, partnering with housing resource providers and networking with other landlords.
Interim County Administrator Bill Porter will make the opening remarks, according to the county’s Director of Social Services Rebecca Vinroot.
Representatives from The Planning Council, the Williamsburg House of Mercy, United Way of the Virginia Peninsula and the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulations will provide remarks.
The speakers will be followed by a Q&A panel made of county Housing Supervisor Keith Denny, Jared Malec of Grady Management Inc., and Allison Otey of Lawson Enterprises.
Landlord Fest is being presented in conjunction with Greater Virginia Peninsula Housing Consortium. Landlords are encouraged to arrive early to network.