We can increase availability of affordable housing (and help create generational wealth) by allocating more city-owned properties to Land Banks and non-profits for low-income, First Time Homebuyers; by working with zoning to allow for tiny homes and Accessory Dwelling Units, as well as make it easier for LOCAL investors to compete with outside ones.
Increasing funding to hire more Code Enforcers will help us hold housing providers and managers accountable to providing safe housing.
As an entrepreneur and business investor, I know what it's like dealing with the concoluted process, and subsequent red tape, of trying to run a legal business in Rochester, and fully grasp the devastation of Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises during COVID shutdowns. Equitable access to financing and business resources is integral to getting ROC back up and running.
Empowering our Neighborhood Service Centers is necessary to keeping illegal businesses out of our communities.
I invested in my own app that allowed my constituents to send community issues directly to me, as well me being able to alert them directly of any meetings or items of interest coming up. Investing in neighborhoods being able to speak directly to their representative, and engaging constituents in an inclusive and more current way, is paramount to building up our communities after COVID, and during this time of increased infusion of government funding. (click on the "My App" tab at top of page to download)
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