UM Renter Center to Host Resources Fair, Renter Rights Panel

April 13, 2016

MISSOULA – The Associated Students of the University of Montana Off-Campus Renter Center will host the annual Housing and Community Resources Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, April 18, in the University Center Atrium.

The event aims to educate current and potential student renters on the various options for Missoula rentals and to link them to the community resources available to off-campus students. Multiple participating organizations that offer rental services include property management companies, city agencies, sustainability organizations, local businesses and University agencies.

“The Housing and Community Resources Fair is the perfect one-stop shop for students looking for information about any aspect of living off-campus as a renter,” center Director Katherine Auge said. “The event brings property management companies and service providers together so that students can get all of their questions answered in one place.”

This year, a discussion will be held the same week from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in University Center Room 333. Both events are free and open to the public.

The panel will feature experts in the field, including an attorney from Montana Legal Services Association, licensed property managers and student renters who have learned from a variety of rental experiences. The event provides an opportunity for both experienced renters and those new to the rental market to learn how to dodge some of the common mistakes student renters often make. Attendees are encouraged to bring any questions about the rental process in Missoula.

The ASUM Off-Campus Renter Center is an advocacy agency dedicated to empowering students in asserting their rights, encouraging neighborhood relationships, advocating for student renting rights and assisting students with the rental process.

For more information on the events, call Auge at 406-243-2017 or email katherine.auge@mso.umt.edu.

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Contact: Katherine Auge, ASUM Off-Campus Renter Center director, 406-243-2017, katherine.auge@mso.umt.edu. .