Tenant Advocacy & Outreach

Our Tenant Advocacy & Outreach program works with larger groups of stakeholders in the rental community, including tenants in multi-family apartment buildings, landlords, and other niche groups such as the Refugee Collaborative and the Reentry Collaborative.  Read More

We educate tenants on their rights and responsibilities as renters, and work with them to collectively further the quality of living in their apartment communities. CTO works to establish and sustain working tenant councils that are active, operate democratically, are inclusive of all of the tenants at the property, and are wholly independent of management. CTO identifies tenant leaders and introduces and engages them with other community stabilization efforts and partners. Additionally, CTO conducts landlord trainings in an effort to ensure landlords know their obligations and lawful duties as landlords, and are responsible stewards of their properties. Our outreach efforts with niche groups allows us to focus on some aspects of tenancy that require a more thorough dialogue, such as how to overcome barriers in finding housing.

As part of our advocacy and outreach, CTO is happy to send a speaker to your organization or group to better familiarize you with our work and the Ohio Landlord Tenant Law.

To request a speaker, request an outreach coordinator for your building, or inquire about outreach efforts, call: 216-432-0617 x 3