Dan believes that it is essential to the strength of our community to maintain a balance of housing types and affordability in Roseville.
AFFORDABILITY, CITY ASSISTANCE, & HOUSING TYPES: He supports City efforts to understand our local housing market, and to target areas that are under-represented in our current market, with appropriate City assistance. Such under-represented areas that have been identified in the past include affordable low-maintenance single-level townhomes and affordable multi-family rentals for all ages including seniors.
Affordable home ownership has been another important focus of the City, including the recent creation of a Land Trust in a groundbreaking partnership with Habitat for Humanity. The City also supports first-generation home ownership through down payment assistance on top of other available programs.
Dan supports housing development that can succeed in the marketplace and can be financed under existing Federal and State programs when including an affordable component, without ruling out innovative approaches including City financial assistance where feasible. In the last several years, Dan has supported the construction of several hundred affordable units in Roseville, including specifically for families and seniors.
Dan has also supported Roseville’s efforts to address homelessness by applying resources to help people get housed and get services they need to succeed, rather than efforts simply to move people elsewhere.
RACIAL COVENANTS: Dan is proud to support the City’s efforts to help property owners research whether their properties have had racial covenants, and help to correct them in deed documentation, through the Just Deeds program.
CODE ENFORCEMENT: Since taking office as a city council member in 2007, Dan has worked to make the City’s code enforcement system both fairer and more effective in keeping up Roseville property values for both residents and businesses. On the council, he worked to put in place both the city council involvement in enforcement through approval of abatements as well as the Neighborhood Enhancement Program that educates property owners about code requirements and proactively helps resolve issues before they become complaints.
NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS: Dan favors City support and encouragement of grass roots development of neighborhood organizations as they naturally occur.
RENTAL LICENSING: One important City program supported and encouraged by Dan has been the Multi-Family Residential inspection and licensing program. This program is designed to help ensure safe and quality housing both for residents and also in support of healthy surrounding neighborhoods through elimination of code violations and inappropriate tenant behaviors and activities. This program was used very successfully in 2020/21 when the City revoked the license of the then Marion Street-Brittanys apartments to get the owners to make critical life safety and code updates to the buildings without displacing any existing tenants. Significant investments resulted in new roofs and other improvements, ultimately leading to reinstatement of all licenses, and new ownership and management of the buildings.