Open Communities works with landlords and tenants to mediate solutions and foster understanding with the goal of creating better living environments for all.

Both landlords and tenants have rights and responsibilities toward one another, their neighbors and their homes. Landlords’ and tenants’ rights are protected under state and local laws, which establish requirements about security deposits, heating, property maintenance, entry, and eviction.


How we can help

Open Communities works with people on both sides of rental agreements with the goal of creating better living environments.

We provide…
  • Information on rights, responsibilities and resources for renters and landlords.
  • Dispute resolution in a neutral environment.
  • Encouragement for landlords to rent to individuals and families with Housing Choice Vouchers/Section 8.
  • Organizing expertise to help people unite and take action in their shared self-interest.

Our landlord/tenant expert is here to help answer your questions.