HSPI Housing Committee Update: January 27, 2015

27 Jan

January 27, 2015 – H.S.P.I. Housing Committee update:

 Did you know? 

South Park is zoned for a Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) Property Tax Incentives for Improvements:

Zone No:                     113-21000-13

Designation:

Zone Name:               SOUTH PARK HISTORIC

County:                        MONTGOMERY

Date Certified:          4/11/2005

Free radon test kits available to area homeowners are back this year:

  • From Dayton Daily news 01/23/15:           “The Regional Air Pollution Control Agency (RAPCA) along with local health departments is distributing 1,000 free radon kits to homeowners in the Miami Valley in observance of National Radon Action Month.  The kits allow owners to check their homes for elevated radon levels. Radon is a colorless, odorless soil gas that can build up in homes and may increase the risk of lung cancer for occupants.  For more information, visit www.rapca.org. To request a kit, call RAPCA at 937-225-4898”

30th Annual CityLinks Neighborhood Leadership Conference:

  • Registration required by March 25th, 2015: $20/person or $10/U.D. Student.
  • Event: Friday, April 10, 2015; 8:30AM – 2:30PM; 1700 South Patterson, University of Dayton River Campus
  • Nominations for CityLinks 2015 Community Builders Award: nomination/application deadline is Friday, February 13, 2015.  If you have any questions, please contact Char Cook-Robinson at 937-229-4641 or via email at [email protected]. Forms available at: http://go.udayton.edu/citylinksform

Getting to know our Housing code – excerpts from Dayton Municipal Housing Code R.G.C.O.93:

  • Search Dayton Municipal Code:                                 https://www.municode.com/library/oh/dayton/codes/code_of_ordinances
  • NEW!:In attempts to collect better data on vacant structures in the city, Ordinance #3136.14 was enacted effective on Dec. 22nd, 2014, requiring registration of vacant foreclosed residential properties.  For more information refer to attached ordinance verbiage.

Old News – Please remember 2015 is the year of the Alley Inspection:

  • Housing inspectors are amazed at the quality of most of our neighborhood’s front yards, but are baffled by terrible condition of the rear of some of these same properties.  As part of Tony Oppy’s goals for the next three years, property lines along alleys will be targeted for cleanup in keeping with the city’s yard standards for clear vehicle passage, trash removal, and associated rodents/animal infestation prevention.