Claremont’s Rental Assistance Program Helps Bring Buildings Up to Code

claremont city hallClaremont’s rental assistance inspection program started in April of this year and is helping to keep properties in the city up to code. Claremont’s Fire Chief Rick Bergeon explains. Since inspections started only one unit of the 85 inspected did not need a call back and currently 57 properties have not met compliance. The program requires those receiving money for housing assistance to be living in dwellings that meet local and federal building codes. If the housing has violations the city withholds rent payments from landlords until the building is in compliance. The City Council is considering charges a fee for the inspection, because of numerous appointment cancellations from landlords.

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