Affordable and diverse housing options are assets in the West Side, but better quality housing, better maintenance and better marketing are needed to achieve the aspiration of making the West Side a place where “everyone wants to live.”

There is an urgent need for high quality affordable rental housing; second, there is an opportunity to help qualified renters become homeowners and help existing homeowners stay in their homes; and finally, good relationships between landlords and tenants, making sure each is aware of their roles and responsibilities to the community, are necessary to ensuring neighborhood stability.

In addition to helping existing residents, there is also an opportunity to build on the strong employment base and a growing artist community to attract new residents to the West Side. These recommendations aim to improve overall housing conditions by helping existing residents and property owners to rehabilitate and maintain their homes, facilitating the renovation and development of new housing, and marketing West Side as a Place to Call Home.

For more information, contact Christian Willauer or call 302-658-4171 ext. 179.