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11 Bed Bug Myths Debunked

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.

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Emerging Risks in Housing: A PFAS Primer

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.

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Is it OK to Step on a Cockroach? Our Expert Has Answers to Your Roach-Related Questions

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.

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6 Reasons to Keep Your Housing Organization's Contact Information Current with Your Insurer

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.

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NIMS Framework: A Lifeline for Public and Affordable Housing Emergency Readiness

The National Incident Management System (NIMS) is a comprehensive approach to effectively manage and coordinate emergency response efforts across different agencies and organizations during incidents and disasters

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Emerging Risks in Housing: Navigating Technological Advancements, Societal Shifts, and Environmental Concerns

The landscape of public and affordable housing organizations is evolving rapidly, shaped by technological advancements, societal shifts, and environmental concerns. While these changes bring about opportunities for progress, they also usher in a host of emerging risks that demand careful consideration and proactive mitigation.

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10 Ways to Optimize Housing Operations with Strategic Record Management

Record management is crucial for the success and sustainability of public and affordable housing organizations. Properly managed records can enhance operational efficiency and play a pivotal role in mitigating risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. 

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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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