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The Greensboro Landlord Tenant Dispute Program
The Peacemaker: The Official Publication of the Dispute Resolution Section of the North Carolina Bar Association (2011)
  • Sherrill W. Hayes, Kennesaw State University
  • Cathie Witty, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Robert Nunn
Abstract

In 2010, the Program in Conflict Studies and Dispute Resolution at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro began a partnership with the City of Greensboro Human Relations Department (HRD) to help landlords and tenants address and resolve disputes. The goal of the program is to improve the relationship between tenants and landlords to resolve presenting conflicts, educate the public about housing and their rights under North Carolina landlord-tenant laws, and improve the landlord-tenant relationship. Although the program has been operational for less than one year, results show some positive outcomes, especially in meeting the informational needs of residents, providing a forum for addressing disputes, and laying groundwork for developing longer term partnerships between the universities and city government in addressing social issues using dispute resolution.

Keywords
  • conflict studies,
  • landlords,
  • tenants,
  • disputes,
  • conflict resolution
Publication Date
February 11, 2011
Citation Information
Sherrill W. Hayes, Cathie Witty and Robert Nunn. "The Greensboro Landlord Tenant Dispute Program" The Peacemaker: The Official Publication of the Dispute Resolution Section of the North Carolina Bar Association Vol. 25 Iss. 2 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sherrill_hayes/13/