More than 1,700 homes in Lakewood need some help getting up to housing code.
That’s according to the city’s finished comprehensive housing survey.
Lakewood Patch has compiled a complete database to look up the properties in Lakewood that need some work.
However, city officials said that since the housing survey was finished in March, about 50 property owners have fixed their issues.
Earlier this year, the city released the initial results of the study — with Ward 4 data not yet available — following months of neighborhood canvassing.
Hundreds of color-speckled dots on a satellite image of Lakewood tell the story of the current state — as well as the future — of the city’s aging housing stock.
Red is bad, green is good.
Last summer, city administrators and building and housing officials set out on foot to examine 11,000 homes in the city.
The result is the Residential Housing Survey, a collection of data that highlights areas of Lakewood that need some attention.
Dru Siley, the city’s director of planning and development, said the city will begin to focus its efforts on one portion of the city: from Marlowe to Woodward avenues and Detroit to Madison avenues.
“Overall, our quality of housing is very good — 85 percent,” he recently told Lakewood Patch. “That still means 15 percent of that housing is challenged. We want to make sure that all housing, at the very least, is decent, safe and sanitary."