The City of Dayton is launching a new initiative aimed at boosting responsible rental property management and reducing negative impacts rentals can have on neighborhoods. The Preferred Property Program offers qualifying properties a “stamp of approval” to help with marketing and a free listing on the City website, daytonohio.gov.
Acceptance to the program indicates a property meets requirements including structural soundness, no housing violations, and a safety assessment by the Dayton Fire Department. The program is designed for properties of four units or fewer.In addition to the free online property listing, property owners and managers have access to services of the Dayton Mediation Center and are invited to quarterly discussions with City staff. Tenants may also attend the Good Tenant Training offered by the Mediation Center.