The City of Colorado Springs Community Development Division collaborates with Colorado Legal Services, The Justice Center, Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Housing Connects and other partners to educate city residents on the rights and responsibilities that come with renting a home.
Free Community Workshop Series
Join Colorado Springs community partners for a free workshop series to learn about rights and responsibilities of renters and landlords in Colorado Springs.
All programs include brief resource presentations by The Justice Center, Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Housing Connects, and the City's Community Development Division.
Watch videos of previous events on the City's Fair Housing Resources page.
Fair Housing Rights Tuesday, April 19, 2022
6-8 PM, Southeast YMCA, 2190 Jet Wing Dr. 80916
Learn about how the law protects against housing discrimination and how to get help if you experience illegal discrimination. Presenters include Colorado Legal Services Fair Housing Attorney and Denver Metro Fair Housing Testing Coordinator
Spanish and American Sign Language Translation will be provided at this event.
Health & Safety Issues; Habitability & Code Enforcement Tuesday, May 17, 2022
6-8 PM - Solid Rock CDC, 2520 Arlington Dr., Colorado Springs 80910
- Join online with this link: https://zoom.us/j/95298555232
- Join by telephone by calling +1 (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 952 9855 5232
Attendees will learn about rights and responsibilities of renters and landlords for healthy and safe living conditions, including what constitutes a breach of warranty of habitability for unsafe conditions, who is required to fix what, how to work with your landlord or tenant to address problems and where to get help if you need it. Presenters include Colorado Legal Services Fair Housing Attorney and City Neighborhood Services staff. Resources will be shared by the Pikes Peak Library District's Law Librarian, The Justice Center, Colorado Housing Connects and the City's Community Development Division.
We speak your language | Hablamos su idioma
Interpretation services are available upon request. Please let us know you need an interpreter and plan to attend. Se ofrecen los servicios de intérpretes a petición de los interesados. Contáctenos si quiere asistir y necesita a un intérprete.
Know your Lease Tuesday, August 9, 2022
6-8 p.m. - East Library Community Room – 5550 N Union Blvd. 80918
Join by telephone by calling +1 (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 811 6143 7098
- Download a PDF of the Know Your Lease flyer in English
- Download a PDF of the Know Your Lease flier in Spanish
In this workshop Colorado Legal Services attorney Clinton Albert will explain the typical provisions of residential rental lease agreements, what to look for when signing a lease, and how to prevent or manage conflict effectively when it arises.
Upon request, we will gladly provide an auxiliary aid or interpreter service for this event. Please make the request as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the event. Contact Community Development at (719) 385-5912 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Renter Rights 101 Tuesday, November 16, 2022
6-8 PM - Ruth Holly Library - 685 N. Murray Blvd. 80915
Colorado Legal Services Attorney specializing in landlord tenant law will cover a wide variety of topics such as lease basics, reasonable accommodations and modifications, Fair Housing Act protections, deposits, repairs, and eviction. The Justice Center, Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Housing Connects and City Community Development staff will share local resources and materials available on housing issues.