Chair: Scott Beck
The 19th Ward Housing Committee focuses on code violations, housing preservation, and other issues that the community can impact in order to protect the housing stock in our wonderfully diverse community. We encourage residents and landlords to be good neighbors by keeping their properties attractive and current with City code. In 2014, the Housing Committee chose to begin with six properties that have particularly egregious violations. As these are dealt with, more will be added. We have reached out to the University of Rochester to discuss student housing in neighborhood single-family homes. We have created “thank you” postcards for all 19th Ward neighbors to hand out if we notice someone who has made noticeable improvements to their properties. We work closely with the Association’s Zoning Committee and with the Neighborhood Service Center.