Understanding fire risks and hazards associated with cleaning the dryer and bathroom vents may not be at the top of your to-do list, but neglecting these often-overlooked areas can pose significant fire risks and hazards in your housing organization.
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Insurance, Risk Management, and Professional Development Tips for the Affordable Housing Industry.
Public and affordable housing organizations strive to fill vacancies as quickly as possible to fulfill community housing needs and avoid loss of rental income, but it's not always feasible.
It's never too early or too late to ensure your housing organization is well-prepared for the challenges posed by winter weather. Taking proactive measures can make all the difference between a minor inconvenience and a full-blown disaster.
Winter storms can bring a host of challenges, including snow and ice accumulation, high winds, and frigid temperatures. These weather events can last for hours or even days, leading to power outages and communication disruptions. To ensure the safety of your properties, employees, and residents, it's crucial to be well-prepared.
Chances are, you've experienced the password struggle in the last month. For many, the struggle is weekly.
Bed bug infestations can be tricky to handle, but you may be doing more work than you need to. We asked Jeffrey White, an entomologist and bed bug expert—White has invested hundreds of hours treating affordable housing complexes for bed bugs, advising other pest-control professionals about these critters, and lecturing public housing organizations around the globe—to give us the latest research-backed tips for tackling bed bugs in multifamily housing. Read on to see if you can separate bed bug fact from fiction, or whether it may be time to update your pest-control procedures.
Whether you’re aware of PFAS and the risks they pose, or you’re hearing about these chemicals for the first time, you’ve come to the right place. We have answers to property owners’ most frequently asked questions about this emerging environmental threat.
As far as household pests go, cockroaches are pretty disgusting. They scuttle around under cover of darkness, multiply rapidly, and leave their shed skins and frass (aka poop) everywhere. Cockroaches are also a health hazard: They can cause or aggravate allergies and asthma in people who are susceptible to these conditions, and they’re a leading cause of asthma in children who live in urban multifamily housing.
Staying connected and informed is vital for ensuring the smooth operation and protection of your organization. One key aspect that often gets overlooked is keeping your organization's contact information current with your insurer.
In the complex landscape of public and affordable housing, a myriad of responsibilities falls upon directors and officers. Their decisions shape the course of the organization and impact its stakeholders, making them susceptible to legal actions that can arise from their actions or decisions. Directors and officers (D&O) insurance is a critical asset to mitigate these risks and safeguard the organization and its leadership,