Strategic Code Enforcement: A Critical Tool for Supporting Neighborhood Response
Date & Time
Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Matt Kreis

Strategic enforcement of housing and building codes can help local governments maximize limited resources and address the harmful impacts of VAD properties on neighbors and neighborhoods. A strategic code enforcement program requires an understanding of the range of available tools and how the use of each tool is more or less likely to compel compliance based on a variety of factors, including neighborhood housing markets and the circumstances of that particular owner. This session will outline the elements of a strategic code enforcement program, including regulation, policy, and “carrots & sticks,” as well as the critical importance of working with other public, private, and community partners to ensure enforcement outcomes are equitable and support the health and safety of existing neighborhood residents. Tools to be discussed include administrative remedies, nuisance abatement, receivership, rental registration and licensing, and alignment with broader neighborhood stabilization efforts.

Virtual Session
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