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Friday, May 10 • 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Empowering Tenants: Technology Interventions in Housing Justice Systems

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Technology can make strong tenant protections meaningful by democratizing the legal process and empowering non-experts and lay advocates. This session will discuss open source technology and community-centered design approaches to the law and present housing technology projects with the authors from Massachusetts, Ohio, Kentucky, and New York City.

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Toby Grytafey

Finder, Eviction Fighter/Legal Elements Library
Toby Grytafey helped develop Eviction Fighter with the benefit of over 13 years of housing advocacy work for legal aid organizations, including six years of providing assistance to unrepresented eviction defendants. Toby earned his JD from Georgetown University Law Center in 2004... Read More →

Ken Johnson

Co-Founder, Eviction Fighter
Ken Johnson is a Contract Administrator for the Cincinnati office of the Defense Contract Management Agency. He serves on the board of Fuel Cincinnati and is website and web-based programming coordinator for the Young Lawyers Division of the Kentucky Bar Association. Ken is a graduate... Read More →
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Dan Kass

Co-founder and Executive Director, JustFix.nyc
Dan Kass is a technologist and advocate working at the intersection of housing justice and technology. He is the co-founder and Executive Director at JustFix.nyc, a tech nonprofit that serves tenants facing landlord harassment and displacement as a result of gentrification. The JustFix.nyc... Read More →
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Quinten Steenhuis

Senior Attorney/Network Administrator, Greater Boston Legal Services
Quinten Steenhuis is a senior housing attorney, systems administrator, and developer at Greater Boston Legal Services, where he has worked since 2008. Quinten has practiced housing and eviction defense law since 2008, and has been a professional programmer and web application developer... Read More →

Friday May 10, 2019 1:45pm - 3:15pm EDT