Housing Preservation and Neighborhood Stability

Time: 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019

Theatre: Convention Center, Room 303

23-11-2019 10:45 23-11-2019 12:00 America/Chicago Housing Preservation and Neighborhood Stability

The existing affordable housing in your city is your best asset. By supporting home and apartment owners to help them invest in their properties and maintain them as affordable and hazard-free, city leaders contribute to neighborhood stability and forestalls property vacancy, abandonment and blight. This includes holistic policies that focus on keeping people in their… Read more »

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Synopsis

The existing affordable housing in your city is your best asset. By supporting home and apartment owners to help them invest in their properties and maintain them as affordable and hazard-free, city leaders contribute to neighborhood stability and forestalls property vacancy, abandonment and blight. This includes holistic policies that focus on keeping people in their homes like aging seniors, protect tenants from arbitrary eviction, and involve collaboration with the landlord community. Additionally, successful programs offer loans and grants for major (roofs, heating and cooling systems) and minor housing repairs (lead paint, mold, energy efficient) alongside traditional inspection and code enforcement efforts. Learn about market-driven strategies to maintain existing safe and affordable homes, tools that support property maintenance, and policies that plan for property vacancy and re-use.

Moderator

  • Lauren Lowery Program Director for Housing and Community Development - National League of Cities

Speakers

  • Angelia Graves Councilmember, Norfolk, Virginia - Realtor and Associate Broker, Rose and Womble Realty Company
  • Mitch Gruber  At-Large Councilmember, Rochester, New York - Chief Strategy Officer, Foodlink
  • Rev. Levon C. Manzie Council President - Mobile, Alabama

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