Code compliance is an important tool to ensure that the value, character, and quality of neighborhoods, property, and housing are well maintained. The City utilizes an interdepartmental approach for inspecting properties for compliance with state and local regulations regarding the condition and maintenance of residential buildings and properties. If deficiencies are found, the property owner is notified of the code deficiency and compliance measures required, and granted a period of time to correct the matter. To facilitate timely compliance, City staff direct the property owners to City–administered loan programs, including grants and rehabilitation loans. The properties may also be eligible for assistance under the CARES program. Should corrections not occur in a timely manner, the City can issue citations or initiate legal action.