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WBOI Presents: The Eviction Epidemic


This week, we are once again hearing from our friends from Advancing Voices Of Women or AVOW, for a civil conversation about eviction. According to Eviction Lab, Fort Wayne ranked thirteenth in the nation for evictions and that was before the COVID-19 pandemic. With the economic fallout that has come with the coronavirus, the United States faces an eviction and homelessness crisis. We’ll learn about the laws that govern landlord and tenant actions. AVOW assembled a panelfor a conversation outside at Barr Street Market.


Part Two

Panelists include: 

Kelly Lundberg, Director, Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services


Andrew Thomas, staff attorney, Indiana Legal Services


Jeff Vaughan, real estate professional and local landlord 


Special thanks to AVOW founders Patti Hays, Rachel Tobin-Smith, Marilyn Moran-Townsend and Faith Van Gilder for organizing this event, and special thanks to Luke Holliger for providing audio for this program. Our music is by Mark Waldick, Noah Campodonico, and Kurt Roembke. Our web producer is Loyal Vandenburg. Our production assistants are Monica Blankenship, Steve Mullaney, and Sydney Wagner.