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Advancing Rental Property Owner Compliance with Codes. Jane Malone, Moderator National Center for Healthy Housing. Advancing Safe and Healthy Housing Initiative Grantees from Detroit, Omaha, Los Angeles, and Greensboro. Detroit’s Code Enforcement Efforts: An important tool in the toolbox .

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    1. Advancing Rental Property Owner Compliance with Codes

      Jane Malone, Moderator National Center for Healthy Housing Advancing Safe and Healthy Housing Initiative Grantees from Detroit, Omaha, Los Angeles, and Greensboro
    2. Detroit’s Code Enforcement Efforts:An important tool in the toolbox
    3. Detroit’s Code Enforcement Efforts:An important tool in the toolbox
    4. Detroit’s Code Enforcement Efforts: An important tool in the toolbox Michigan Landlord Penalty Law Passed by Michigan legislature; signed into law at CLEARCorps Detroit offices on December 21, 2004 Enforced by local prosecutors; Wayne County Prosecutors Office (Detroit area) has taken the lead For housing units with a child under 6 with an EBL of 10ug/dL and greater …if rental property owner has ‘actual knowledge’ about lead hazards in property and does not address within 90 days… Criminal misdemeanor statute: 90 days to fix Fines can be $5000 or 93 days in jail or both 271 HOUSES MADE LEAD SAFE
    5. Detroit’s Code Enforcement Efforts: An important tool in the toolbox Detroit Property Maintenance Code/Lead Clearance Passed by Detroit City Council; took effect January 1, 2004 Enforced by Detroit Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environment Department Detroit Enforcement Work Group has taken the lead in monitoring All rental properties must get an annual Certificate of Compliance with a Lead Clearance Certificate Civil Statute: Fines are $500/$1000/$2000 600+ HOUSES MADE LEAD SAFE
    6. Detroit’s Code Enforcement Efforts: An important tool in the toolbox Working with HUD to enforce the 1018 Rule
    7. Detroit’s Code Enforcement Efforts: An important tool in the toolbox NEWESTENFORCEMENT EFFORT… WORKING TO ASSURE THAT 79,000 (YES, 79,000) ARE DEMOLISHED SAFELY!! Trying to ENCOURAGE use of enforcement mechanisms during demolition process: City Ordinance for safe demo of houses (use of water) Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (enforces NESHAPS) EPA NESHAPS /Visual Emissions
    8. Healthy Homes and Code Enforcement in Omaha

      Using private dollars to build political will and create infrastructural changes in our city
    9. The Premise =?
    10. Our Kresge Grant
    11. Job Description
    12. Where’s Wyatt? =?
    13. Trinity Park Pilot Project

      A partnership between: LA County Department of Public Health – Environmental Health Division Strategic Actions for a Just Economy Neighborhood Legal Services St. John’s Well Child & Family Center Inner City Law Center Esperanza Community Housing Corporation
    14. The Trinity Park Community South of Downtown LA, East of USC
    15. Goals Improve inspection access to more units in areas with high concentrations of slum housing Increase the thoroughness of County code enforcement inspections Establish protocols that decrease pesticide spraying and increase the use of IPM, which is a more effective and less harmful way to eradicate pest infestations
    16. Tenants in Action Mobile App The Tenants in Action (TIA) mobile app is designed to facilitate communication between tenants living in slum housing and regulatory agencies in South Los Angeles. The app facilitates the submission of housing violations directly to Los Angeles City agencies using conversational language, in English or Spanish.
    17. Tenants in Action Mobile App
    18. Code Compliance:Greensboro NC
    19. Advocating for a Policy Change
    20. Enforcing Orders to Repair Complaint, petition, referral: “reasonable cause” Inspection: violation & hearing notice to owner, then issue Order to Repair by specific date Civil penalties ($200 + $75/day until repaired) & condemnation if not in compliance with Order Order to Repair or Demolish & hearing notice Escalating re-inspection fees each time it fails inspection Demolitionwith lien on property for demolition costs
    21. Facilitating Compliance Referrals to inspectors are “reasonable cause” One Touch Greensboro partnership: social service agencies who see problems when visit homes Other city employees noticing potential problems when they are in neighborhoods Referrals from inspectors to expedite compliance Greensboro Housing Coalition helps with relocation in condemnations, utility reconnection Repair loans and grants for low income homeowners and rental owners to assist with repairs
    22. Motivating Property Owners Owner-occupied with code violations Tenant-occupied with code violations Vacant housing with condemnation order Enforcement & assistance: Carrots & sticks Counseling about home maintenance Referrals for housing rehab loans & grants Advising tenants about options for moving, Advising owners about rehab loans & grants Encouraging purchase/rehab
    23. Getting Results
    24. Mary Sue Schottenfels ClearCorps Detroit mss@clearcorpsdetroit.org Kara Henner Eastman Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance email@email.org Michelle Kennedy Strategic Action for a Just Economy mkennedy@saje.net Beth McKee-Huger Greensboro beth@greensborohousingcoalition.com Jane Malone, Moderator National Center for Healthy Housing jmalone@nchh.org