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Insurance, Risk Management, and Professional Development Tips for the Affordable Housing Industry.

Severe mold in an apartment unit. Image courtesy of AEI Consultants.

Remediating and Preventing Mold in Multifamily Housing

Left untreated, mold can cause significant health risks for your residents—and significant liability for your organization. Don't believe us? The image at the top of this article, courtesy of AEI Consultants, is a great example of what can happen to a unit when mold is left unaddressed. To help you combat the fast-growing fungi, HAI Group turned to three experts: Tim Woodward and Sarah Feit of AEI Consultants, and Lawrence Schnapf of Schnapf Law.

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The Complete Guide to Public Housing Insurance Requirements

Insurance is crucial for businesses, offering a safety net against potential financial losses due to unforeseen events. For public housing agencies (PHAs), insurance isn't just about protecting assets and property—it's a requirement tied to funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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3 Skills You Need to Be an Effective Manager in the Affordable Housing Industry

The micromanager. The workaholic. The narcissist. Chances are you’ve encountered at least one of these bad boss types in your career, so it might not come as a surprise to hear that organizations fail to hire the right candidate for a managerial position 82 percent of the time. On top of that, over the last few years, managers have been put through the wringer—they’ve had to endure a pandemic, find solutions to retain and attract talent during the Great Resignation, and keep employees engaged in the wake of ‘quiet quitting.’ So, what’s the secret sauce to beating the odds and hiring—or becoming—a successful manager? HAI Group’s Staci Canny asked Michael Teape, owner and lead training consultant of Teape Training International, for advice. 

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