Advocating for You: ACAR Members Attend Euclid Housing Committee Meeting, Share Concerns

Recently, several members of ACAR’s Legislative Committee, along with ACAR’s Vice President of Government Affairs, attended the Euclid Housing Committee meeting. 

Agents learned about a new service available to homeowners through the Heritage Home Program.  According to its website, the Heritage Home Program℠ assists the owners of older homes in maintaining and improving their properties. Our team of highly trained professionals knows what makes older houses tick. The program is available in dozens of cities throughout 5 counties. Watch for more information in a future newsletter.

Council also heard from representatives of Western Reserve Land Conservancy about the 2017 property survey it conducted in Euclid, Garfield Heights, Maple Heights, South Euclid, and Warrensville Heights. A report on the study’s results is available here.

Before the meeting adjourned, members of the audience were invited to address the Committee members.  Jamie McMillen shared information regarding resources ACAR has that are designed specifically to help municipalities in Cuyahoga County and Summit County. ACAR Past President John Lynch also addressed the Committee and encouraged all to utilize ACAR as a resource on a variety of topics.

Before and after the meeting, ACAR members were able to speak with Mayor Kirsten Gail and members of City Council regarding concerns on a variety of topics, including the City’s Point of Sale Inspection policy.

Reflecting on the meeting, Lynch said, “The Committee is exploring a number of ways for current and future owner to improve their homes and increase the property values. They appear to be open to our suggestions and to including us in their future discussions.”

If you are interested in joining the Legislative Committee or serving as a Community Watchdog, please contact our Government Affairs Department.  

 

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