by Teri Huet
ANC 3F02 commissioner
The ANC 3F Housing Committee is hosting a meeting for apartment and condo property managers within the advisory neighborhood commission’s boundaries on Tuesday, March 14th.
Many property managers engage with their residents, outside vendors, and other entities without knowing how the DC government can support – or better support – them. The purpose of this and future meetings is to break down any barriers of information, to aid property managers, and to provide them with tools to better support and engage their residents.
And from their residents, property managers are fielding an array of questions and concerns, ranging from the everyday, to the serious, to the life-threatening. Many are doing so without a toolkit of information as to how the DC Government can possibly assist, or whom to call for guidance when in need. And they’re doing a great deal without having the insight and sometimes the support of their own management – possibly because their management may not be aware, either, of the ways the DC government can serve them.
Indeed, the DC government can potentially assist with a wide swath of concerns, such as building issues (rodents, garbage, bulk trash or recycling questions, grocery carts, structural, cigarette and marijuana smoke and more) and health, behavioral health and wellness issues.
The ANC 3F Housing Committee will meet with property managers, and is inviting them to attend this meeting via Zoom at 3 p.m. on March 14th. If you are an apartment or condo manager, you have not heard from us, and you would like to attend, please contact me at [email protected].
The Housing Committee is planning to host these meetings every two or three months, more often only if needed. After this first meeting on March 14th, the next tentative meeting with property managers will occur the first week of May or June.