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Posted on: April 28, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Crime Free Multi Housing Meeting Success


On Thursday, April 26, 2018, over 40 members of Westfield's Crime Free Multi Housing Group gathered at Shaker Farms Country Club for the monthly meeting of the organization.  Attorney Richard M. Evans, Esq. discussed the topic of the rapidly changing marijuana laws.  

The evening started with a discussion on the recent events at Powdermill Village in which 21 families were displaced due to fire.  Many landlords have been able to come forward to offer housing for these displaced families, and representatives from HUD were on hand to offer guidance on how to re-home these families.  

As always Attorney Stanley Komack gave updates from housing court and was able to offer insight for some of the recent decisions from the court.  

Attorney Evans then spoke for about 45 minutes on the topic of marijuana and what you can and can't do with regards to your tenants and lease/rental agreements.  There was a very good discussion and many excellent questions from participants.  The officers from the WPD also gained some valuable knowledge on what may or may not be acceptable and legal to have in lease/rental agreements.

These meetings take place on the fourth Thursday of every month, excluding July and August.  For more information please contact Officer Stephen Gonglik at, or watch this page for announcements about next month's meeting on May 25, 2018, 6:00 pm, Shaker Farms Country Club.  


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