Do You Rent Property in Elgin? Tuesday (Sept. 24) Forum Seeks Your Feedback

Do You Rent Property in Elgin? Tuesday (Sept. 24) Forum Seeks Your Feedback

The city of Elgin’s Department of Neighborhood Services is hosting two community meetings to gather feedback on the city’s rental program and renting/owning rental property within Elgin.

The meetings will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, and Monday, Sept. 30, in the Heritage Ballroom at the Edward Schock Centre of Elgin, located at 100 Symphony Way. The Tuesday, Sept. 24, meeting is tenant-focused while the Monday, Sept. 30, meeting is owner-focused.

Attendees will discuss Elgin’s Rental License Program and their experiences with owning or renting rental properties.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about Elgin’s code compliance regulations for rental properties and ask questions of city staff, the Crime Free Housing Unit and Prairie State Legal Services.

This meeting is being held as a compliment to an internal review of the city’s rental program to improve its transparency, property owner accountability and overall customer experience.

The goal of the meeting is to gather feedback that city staff will use when making program enhancement recommendations to the city council during the 2020 budget process.

The round table meetings will be a facilitated by city staff. Attendees will also have the ability provide free form written feedback.

If residents have any questions about the meetings or cannot attend and would still like to provide feedback about rentals, they are encouraged to contact Elgin 311 by dialing 311 (847-931-6001 if outside Elgin), emailing or submitting an information request on the Elgin 311 mobile app, available in the App Store and Google Play.

For more information, please contact: Neighborhood Services Director Aaron Cosentino at 847-450-3772.

SOURCE: city of Elgin news release