What are the important elements of safe, decent and sanitary rental housing?
In Fiscal Year 2013-14, Vallejo City Council set aside $55,000 of Measure B funds for the creation of a Residential Rental Inspection Program. This past fall, staff began exploring residential rental programs throughout the Bay Area. Research has focused on programs operated in the Cities of Berkeley, Concord, El Cerrito, Hayward and Richmond. In November, staff began meeting with key community stakeholders (i.e. rental property owners and managers, neighborhood and business groups) to explore potential program components, and outreach and public engagement approaches. This group will continue to meet through March 2016. In addition, the larger community will have a variety of opportunities to provide feedback. At this stage in the process, the City wants to know what the community considers important elements of safe, decent and sanitary rental housing. The Residential Rental Inspection Program will likely become effective in September 2016.
On November 8, 2011, Vallejo voters approved Measure B. This one percent sales tax targets eight categories of civic work. A key focus of this work targets Public Safety and Quality of Life Preservation along with preservation of housing quality, based on the concerns and interests raised by the community and City Council. Measure B funds have allowed the City to successfully address nuisance problems related to single family homes through the Neighborhood Law Program. However, issues and concerns about safe, decent and sanitary rental housing persist. Almost 40 percent of the housing, or 16,223 dwelling units, in Vallejo are rentals. City staff continue to receive a high volume of rental housing complaints.
For additional infromation about this topic please contact Anne Putney, Housing and Community Development Manager, (707) 648-4507 or email@example.com.
April 5, 2016
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