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Working Master - City of Raleigh 8.11.16
Transcript of Working Master - City of Raleigh 8.11.16
Home Ownership Assistance
City of Raleigh
Housing & Neighborhoods Department
Vision & Themes
The Housing and Neighborhoods Department provides funding for the creation and preservation of affordable housing and for services and programs benefiting low to moderate income persons. The Department enforces codes to ensure safe and decent housing and carries out neighborhood revitalization and community engagement and enrichment activities.
Raleigh will be a city that values and fosters development that provides economic prosperity, housing opportunity, and equity for all Raleigh residents.
A Safe, Vibrant and
Arts and Cultural Resources
Community Engagement Administrator
Housing Inspections Administrator
Code Enforcement Vision Statement
Role of Code Enforcement
Provide a safe & healthy environment
Enforce Public Nuisance Codes
Public Nuisance Vehicles
Zoning Vehicle Violations
Enforcing the Housing Code:
Enforcing the Non-Residential Code:
Enforce the public nuisance, Zoning/nuisance vehicles code
Enforce State and Local codes
National Electrical Code
overgrown grass over 8”
indoor furniture that has been put outside
discarded household items
have jagged parts
have a concentration of combustible items stored inside
have heavy growth of grass/weeds around the vehicle
have a danger of the vehicle falling, rolling, turning over for any unsafe movement
it’s unlawful to have more than one unlicensed vehicle
working smoke detectors & carbon monoxide detectors
windows that are openable & lockable
permanent heating source
hot & cold running water
water closet & lavatory
secure steps, decks, & porches
faulty or non-working outlets/fixtures
water/sewer leaks or non-working fixtures
infestation of insects or rodents
missing siding/ rotten wood
holes in the roof
buildings that are dilapidated
buildings that have structural violations
buildings that are not occupied & unsecured
Community Engagement Division
Neighborhood Services Outreach and Engagement
Raleigh Summer Youth Employment Program (RSYEP)
Boards and Commissions
Community Engagement Staff supports Boards and Commissions appointed by the Raleigh City Council:
To encourage the development and maintain safe and vibrate communities through comprehensive inspections of residential and commercial structures as well as alleviation of property nuisances and violations.
Enforce the Non-Residential Building and Structure Code
Promote a viable linkage of community engagement by leveraging assets and resources to build and strengthen connections among all residents through volunteerism, civic engagement and youth involvement.
Raleigh Neighborhood Exchange
Where residents come together and share ideas
Connects members of the Hispanic-Latino community to resources and services
A connection between municipal government and residents
Citizens Advisory Councils (CAC)
Fair Housing Hearing Board
Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities
Substance Abuse Advisory Commission
Raleigh Human Relations Commission
Raleigh Citizens Advisory Council
Citizen Advisory Councils
19 CACs in Raleigh
Educate, inform, encourage and engage citizens
Raleigh Neighborhood College
Raleigh Neighborhood Registry
Neighborhood Improvement Funds
Neighborhood Registry and Funding
This Is What We Do
Age 18+ and want to use your skills
Ongoing opportunities, one-time events, and group volunteering
Volunteer within City departments, City-funded agencies, and non-profit organizations
RSYEP provides local youth age 15-18 with valuable work experience and life skills training
180 youth are hired every summer to work in City government departments and divisions
Youth receive on the job training, career counseling, and mentoring from business professionals
Visit City facilities, meet staffers and learn how various departments operate.
Citizens Leadership Academy
Each session has 12 classes
Learn to improve your communication skills, organize your community, resolve conflicts and develop your leadership style.
Join the registry and receive benefits such as access, assistance and funding.
You may be eligible for up to $1,000 in funds for projects that enhance and strengthen your neighborhood.
These funds enable neighbors to carry out projects that they have initiated and planned on their own.
Provide one-on-one mentoring and tutoring
Support the academic and behavioral growth of students
Serve 20 hours per week
73% of elementary students showed improved academic performance in literacy
71% of elementary students showed improved academic performance in math
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Raleigh’s citizens by increasing and improving the affordable housing stock, revitalizing older neighborhoods and supporting human services.
Financial assistance is available for low-income homeowners for some minor repairs or substantial renovations
Funded over 50 new affordable housing developments
Utilized over $32 million in City funds to construct over 2000 new affordable units
Good People doing Great Things
Connect with a cause that needs you!
VRP volunteers have contributed over 33,000 hours of service
One Exchange Plaza, 1 Exchange Plaza - Suite 504
Dillon Building, 310 W. Martin Street - Suite 201
Dillon Building, 310 W. Martin Street - Suite 101
Down Payment Assistance
Homeowners may qualify for a low-interest loan the helps with down payment or closing costs through the second mortgage program
The City partners with local agencies to provide homebuyer readiness courses
Neighborhood Revitalization focuses on strengthening communities through city-wide partnerships that support and reinforce successful strategies for equitable housing and community development.
Right of Way Responsibility
Homeowners are responsible for maintaining the right of way including the curb, gutter & the sidewalk.
Housing: Trade Issues
Unapproved installation & unapproved materials
Draft hood vent is damaged
Unapproved material used
Plumbing Cleanout installed in the wrong position
Outlet next to water source without GFCI protection
Duct work no longer attached & not working properly
S type trap in unapproved material
North Carolina Plumbing, Mechanical & Building Codes
Enforce the housing code
The City of Raleigh’s
Consolidated Plan continues to identify priority housing and community development needs for its low to moderate income residents.
The City has...
Preserved over 25 existing rental developments
Utilized over $12 million in City funds to preserve over 700 existing affordable units
Rental Creation & Preservation in Raleigh
Acquisition of blighted rental properties
Provide assistance to residents transitioning to standard housing
Demolition of acquired properties
Site design (lot lines, setbacks, etc.)
Emergency Solutions Grant
Funds are used to support shelters, homelessness prevention, and rapid re-housing
Community Enhancement Grant
Funds nonprofit organizations that provide services to low-income persons and households
Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Program
Advocates and facilitates business growth and provide opportunities for the historically underutilized businesses
Sections 3 Program
Job training, employment, and contract opportunities are available and required by recipients of certain HUD financial assistance through the Section 3 Program
Job Training Assistance
Partnership with Wake County Homebuilders Association to provide construction trades apprenticeships to low-income residents
Oak City Outreach Center
The Oak City Center provide meals, community wide coordinated intake/assessments, and offers other services to engage homeless persons.
Open 9am—5pm Saturday and Sunday
Approx. 300 to 400 unduplicated people served each weekend
Approx. 175 Volunteers each weekend
Approx. 50 volunteer organizations partnering with the Center
Water Garden Park
Village of New Hope
Grants Funding: 2014-2015
Grants Funding: 2015-2016
Creation of Affordable Housing
Preservation of Existing Affordable Housing
Transportation and Transit
Growth and Natural Resources