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ZOOM meetings only until further notice


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LELA remarks during COVID-19


LELA is working diligently on behalf of our members to keep abreast of all information coming from our government leaders.  As we find out FACTS, we will post them here, on our Facebook page, and send emails to all members.  Please share this information with all landlords that you know, as it is imperative that we all stand together right now, members or not.  We want all of you to stay safe and healthy in this time of uncertainty.

August 31, 2020

Boom, it’s September!  Seems like March just hit us like a brick over the head, and now we’re already finishing up our harvests and getting ready to bring in the cooler weather of fall.  Time to do Fall maintenance checks of windows, furnaces, hot water tanks, and such. Make sure your units are ready for colder weather and that horrible “S” word.  (It’s been known to do that in October in Ohio!)

We’ve transitioned to online Zoom meetings. If you have a computer, Zoom is very easy to work. So far everyone has managed to do well as we’re getting the kinks worked out. You just go to their webpage and follow all the steps. It’s free for you, and we don’t have to see or hear you (just in case you’re in your pj’s!). When you log in, you are automatically muted and your video is off. On the bottom left of your screen will be the microphone button and the video button, you have to click those to be seen and heard. There is also a chat box where you can ask questions if you are nervous about speaking or can’t find the buttons.  I generally read questions or comments for the presenter at the end of their talk or when they ask if there’s any questions. All in all we have a good time and it’s still an amazing way to network with fellow investors and landlords! (Zoom meetings are available on our website, you must have a member login to watch them.)

Elyria Mayor, Frank Whitfield is scheduled to speak!! If you’d like to ask the Mayor any questions, now is your chance. If you can send your questions before hand to, we can get them to him in advance so he can do any research he needs to. Water issues, tax issues, community concerns, bring it all with you to share. The link will be provided to all members the day before the event so it doesn’t get lost in your email.  If you would like me to send the invitation to any guests, please send me their email beforehand as well.  $25 off your membership renewal for you and your guest if your guest joins within a week of the event. 

Lorain owners, we’re working on things for you. We are working with Mayor Bradley’s office AND Magistrate Webber and/or Judge Mihok. Lines of communication have begun with all of them about Zooming with us.  We appreciate your patience as everyone that we would like to work with gets acquainted with the new way of the digital life. 

Other community members!  Please, if you keep up on the legislation in your area, let me know! As Marcee stated are trying to spread our legislative coverage, but need liaisons for the many other areas we serve.  Please contact me if you are an owner in any other area and have heard any news about anything that affects any of our friends in the real estate investing/landlording business. 

Watch your emails for your Zoom invitations and we hope to “see” you soon!!  Have a great and safe Labor Day weekend!!

Please follow our Facebook page for updates throughout the day, we don’t wish to inundate you with so many emails a day that you don’t read them.  If you don’t do Facebook, the feed on the right side of this page updates a few times a day with what we have posted there.  Right now that is the quickest and easiest way to stay up to date with the amount of things we are posting for your benefit.  If you know of something of interest that might be good information for everyone, please don’t hesitate to send it to me at

Lake Erie Landlord Association


The Lake Erie Landlord Association, LELA, (founded in 1988), is a non-profit, educational organization providing a means for exchanging land-lording and real estate information. We strive to educate, inform, exchange ideas and improve the status, as well as the financial well being of all housing providers. Our members are known locally as landlords that work to improve the condition of housing for everyone.

The monthly meeting programs consist of prominent speakers in areas of general interest to landlords, property managers and real estate investors. We also provide a platform for open forums to discuss issues our members are facing in the field, and tons of networking opportunities. Monthly meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM. We meet at Miraldi Hall @ Heritage Presbyterian Church, 515 Leavitt Rd Amherst, OH 44001.  

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LELA Zoom Workshop – Debbie Carter – LMHA – Section 8 – September 2020 @ your couch
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


With so much uncertainty right now, wouldn’t it be great to be guaranteed rent every single month?   Join us as we talk with Manager of the HCVP Program, Debbie Carter, at LMHA about the changes to the Section 8 Program.   We will also hear from long-time member, Vassie Scott, and how he’s utilized this program to maximize market rents.  Members watch your email for the invitation, guests please contact me at if you would like to attend.



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