Smarter Minimum Housing Standards


Dilapidated and substandard housing and the cost of remediation and demolition borne by the City (as well as the adverse effects of poor housing on neighborhoods and the property values therein) were areas of concern for Justin.  He helped author revisions to the City’s minimum housing standards code and led in their adoption. The new standards allow the City to make repairs directly to certain residential properties and obtain first priority liens on the properties for the costs of the repairs.  The revisions will result in fewer demolished homes, fewer neighborhoods blighted by substandard housing, and the saving of taxpayer dollars.

News & Record – Greensboro council discusses proposed changes to minimum housing codes