On December 20, 2004, City Council passed legislation establishing the Residential Flood Prevention Advisory Board. This decision was made after recognizing that the strategic implementation of water control devices on private residential property will benefit both property owners and the City of Fairlawn in their efforts to manage stormwater and wastewater.  In 2009, Council approved an ordinance that changed the name of this Board to the Residential Housing Assistance Board, as it is known today.  This program has been and continues to be a benefit to the City and its residents in its attempt to prevent future stormwater damage.