A number of serious issues require immediate action in our Ward. First, many residents have raised concerns around single family homes being used as “rooming houses” with absent owners and many renters sharing accommodations. In many instances this leads to parking problems, safety issues , zoning issues , noise disturbances and poorly maintained property in what is supposed to be a quiet, respectful residential community. In addition to disturbing the quality of life for Ward 2 residents, these “rooming houses” decrease the value of other homes in the area