Know Your Rights workshop: Renters, what are your rights? - FOX29 Lake Charles

Know Your Rights workshop: Renters, what are your rights?

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CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

Attorney Jason Senegal said at Tuesday's "Know Your Rights" housing workshop that the biggest issue he deals with from landlords and tenants is eviction.

Senegal spoke about the Fair Housing Act and how it protects people from discrimination when it comes to housing - whether it be for renting, buying or securing money for a home.  He discussed tenants' rights and the importance of fighting for your rights.

"You have to fight for your rights, especially if you believe that the landlord is wrong and again, on the other side, if the tenant is wrong, the landlord has to fight for his or her rights. It's a two-way street, so we just try to bring them together as much as we can ," he said.

Renters insurance and flood insurance were also some topics brought up.

For more information, call the Calcasieu Parish Human Services Housing Department at 337-721-4030.

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