The City of Rochester takes an active interest in the value and condition of real property within the municipal boundaries. City agencies sell, lease, manage and acquires real estate, conducts appraisals and participates in certain sales transactions to promote increased values.
The City also seeks to ensure its citizens are living in the best possible conditions through housing programs that promote home ownership and regulate the activities of landlords and tenants. It works with external housing agencies provides assistance to private and non-profit developers. City owned property is often sold in Real Estate Auctions.