In Fall 2003, the City Council passed an ordinance establishing a Housing Commission. The purpose of this commission is as follows:
- Study the dimension and scope of the need and demand for affordable housing and make recommendations to the City Council regarding specific market targets
- Develop criteria and goals for affordable housing in Sedona
- Explore public-private partnerships to provide affordable housing
- Propose a balanced program of incentives and requirements and oversight for development
- Recommend financing options
- Develop specific incentive and regulatory-based strategies to increase, preserve and rehabilitate housing in Sedona
- Listen to recommendations by the public and affordable housing beneficiaries
- Consider housing in Sedona as part of a regional strategy
- Linda Martinez - Chair
- Sandra Moriarty - Vice Chair
- Gene Snyder
- Stephen Thomiszer
- Karen Von Merveldt-Guevara
- William Voorhees
- Carol Copp
When / Where
Director's Report on ADUs - October 4, 2010
Information Regarding NACOG's Weatherization Program Upon determination of eligibility, NACOG - Northern Arizona Council of Governments - will schedule and perform a complete energy audit of your home. There is no cost for this program if you are determined to be eligible. Specialists will do carbon monoxide testing, check your insulation and ducting, test the air pressure in individual rooms and measure the overall airflow in your home. These tests identify leakage and airflow problems.
Possible repairs may include HVAC repair/replacement, air sealing, refrigerator repair/replacement, insulate or increase insulation of attic and/or floor, repair of forced air duct systems, repair/replacement of gas range, repair/replacement of evaporative cooler.
To be eligible for this program applicants must be income qualified, live in Yavapai, Coconino, Apache, or Navajo County. The home must be occupied by the eligible renter or home owner. Mobile homes are eligible. For more information visit: www.nacog.org, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Program Manager Quinton Harmon at (928) 774-3759.
Housing Facts and Reports
Affordable Housing Design
In the course of the many public meetings that have been held to discuss affordable housing, Sedona residents have asked the Housing Commission and City staff “What would affordable housing look like? Will it fit into our community?” While there are many examples of well-designed affordable housing in other communities, it was understandably difficult for people to visualize how affordable housing might be designed to be compatible with Sedona's unique natural beauty and rigorous architectural standards. For more information, click here to read about the University of Arizona Drachman Institute project in Sedona.
- What is Fair Housing? It is illegal to deny someone housing because of: Race or national origin, familial status, disability, religion, or gender.
- For more information about Fair Housing please click here.
- Fair Housing Brochure.
- For Fair Housing Planning Guide please click here.
- How to file a Fair Housing complaint, please click here.
- Arizona Foreclosure Prevention Task Force at www.azforeclosureprevention.org/
- If you're facing foreclosure, call the Arizona Foreclosure Hot Line: (877) 448-1211
- Additional information and help is available at www.housingaz.com
- MakingHomeAffordable.gov provides information on the Federal government's new program to assist existing homeowners stay in their homes
- Bothands, Inc. Foreclosure Prevention Counseling at www.bothands.org/foreclosure_prevention.html
- This service is free to residents of Coconino, Yavapai and Mohave Counties who own only one home, which is their primary residence, and earn no more than $100,000 annually.
- Foreclosure Resource Center www.azag.gov/consumer/foreclosure/
- The Arizona Attorney General's Foreclosure Resource Center provides educational materials, helpful links, user-friendly resources, self-help tools and news and information on enforcement actions taken by the Attorney General’s Office against scam artists. Additionally, you will find contact information to reach a HUD-approved housing counseling agency for legitimate housing assistance, at no cost.
The Housing Commission will come talk to your organization and listen to your ideas and recommendations about affordable housing. To set up a date and time, please contact Audree Juhlin.
Tenant Information and Assistance
Residential Landlord Act and Tenant Rights Handbook is available from the Arizona Attorney General's Office: (602) 542-5763. A summary of Arizona's Landlord Tenant Law is available online.
If you need legal services for a landlord/tenant issue, the following resources are available:
Yavapai County - Community Legal Services
401 North Mt. Vernon
Serves only very low-income tenants Call on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoon or, if you need to talk to an attorney immediately, visit the Prescott office on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 8 am and 10 am .
Coconino County - DNA Peoples Legal Service
2323 E. Greenlaw Lane #1
Flagstaff, AZ 98004
- For more information, please contact Audree Juhlin at (928) 204-7107 or Cari Meyer at (928) 203-5049.
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