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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2010 Archives > March 2010 > Mayor Brown Announces Free Landlord Training Program

Mayor Brown Announces Free Landlord Training Program

Contact: Peter Cutler

Annual Program Sponsored by Save Our Streets Task Force

Mayor Byron W. Brown, in a continuing effort to create safe, healthy, livable  communities, will sponsor through the Save Our Streets Task Force free Landlord Training and Workshop Sessions on Friday, April 9, 2010 from 8:30am-4:30pm. Additionally, light breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided free of charge to all that attend.

Rental property owners will have the opportunity to enroll in the beginner training sessions, which will focus on several areas including how to apply for repair loans or grants, inspection procedures, eviction proceedings, tenant screening and selection, fair housing laws, how to detect or prevent drug activity from occurring at rental properties, changes in the City of Buffalo Housing Court, as well as lead poisoning prevention.

Advanced workshops will also be offered on that day. Anyone wishing to attend the advanced workshops must first attend the beginner training sessions. Attendees of the workshop may register for courses dealing with issues such as Building Codes, Maintenance & Permits, Evictions 101, Diversity Training and Tenant Selection, Evictions, Drugs 101, Healthy Homes and Lead Connections, Property Management and Financing Investment Real Estate.

Training Sessions will be held in Allen Hall at the University at Buffalo-South Campus in the City of Buffalo. Allen Hall is located on Main Street between Kenmore Avenue and Allenhurst Road. It is easily accessible from the NFTA’s South Campus rail station, NFTA bus lines and it’s also adjacent to ample surface parking lots on the South Campus.

The deadline to register for the Landlord Training Workshop Series is March 23, 2010.  For more information and to register online for this valuable training, please visit or contact Nicole Drye, Save Our Streets Coordinator, at

Housed within the Division of Citizen Services, the Save Our Streets Task Force is comprised of various law enforcement and government agencies, including the City of Buffalo’s Law Department, Buffalo Police Department, Buffalo Sewer Authority, Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority, Buffalo Division of Youth, City of Buffalo Division of Permit and Inspection Services, Buffalo Employment and Training Center, National Grid, Time Warner Cable, National Fuel, Erie County District Attorney’s Office, NYS Attorney General’s Office, U.S. Marshall’s Office, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the United States Attorney’s Office. 

The charge of the Task Force is to empower residents in the community and improve the quality of life in the City of Buffalo by ridding residential neighborhoods of drug activity and blighted properties in a collaborative manner.