Hi there. This is a little loud. A podcast for wanks housers and rebel rousers, where we talk about fair housing, community development and how we can use these issues to build people power and to work towards equity and justice.
Today's short version of our podcast is a bus session where we talk about current issues facing Texas affordable homes neighborhoods. Today we're joined by our community equity analyst in San Antonio. Welcome.
While it's going to give us the details of what's happening the San Antonio property maintenance code and how local community members are concerned about a potential abuse of power. Let's go ahead and just jumped right in. Well, why don't you give us a brief intro of, , what you're working on generally housers and how it relates to SAP and.
Yes. So generally at Houser's I work. Tenants and residents to talk about the issues that are facing them in their homes. So with the San Antonio property maintenance code the issue here is the idea of code enforcement and do code officers have too much discretion when it comes to the powers vested onto them.
So the San Antonio property maintenance code was mainly a way of us addressing those issues and how. Residents elevate their concerns when it comes to property maintenance.
We've said San Antonio property maintenance code. A couple of times, let's try to break down what that is. Can you explain what it is? How does it work? That sort of thing.
Yes. So the San Antonio property maintenance code is updated every three years. This is in compliance with the international. Code council's property maintenance code. They update theirs every three years. So we have to update ours every three years. This code is basically intended to ensure public health, safety, and welfare of residents in the community.
So that spans from premises and structures including things like lighting, ventilations space, heating, sanitation and other hazards that include. Property maintenance.
You talked a little bit about how it's updated every three years. How is it updated? Who updates it? Who is involved in the creation? Or updating of the SAP MC.