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To Mow, or Not To Mow: Should Residents Be Involved in Property Maintenance?

Most housing organizations handle lawn maintenance and snow removal directly or through an insured third-party contractor, but it's not uncommon for residents of scattered sites to take on the responsibility. This can take the burden off busy maintenance teams and help instill a sense of pride in residents, but is it worth the risk?

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Get to Know AHAB: The Affordable Housing Accreditation Board

If you’re a high-achieving housing agency looking to continuously improve your operations, getting accredited with the Affordable Housing Accreditation Board (AHAB) is a great next step. AHAB, an independent organization, has been accrediting affordable housing providers nationwide since 2018 based on eight standards developed by the housing industry. To help you learn more about the benefits of accreditation, along with the process, HAI Group’s Staci Canny sat down with Jeff Weslow, assistant director of AHAB, to get a closer look.

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Preventing Accidents and Injuries on Multifamily-Managed Playgrounds

Playgrounds are fun places for children to play, and outdoor playgrounds offer a healthy balance to staying indoors. They provide growing young people with an outlet for their energy, as well as a place to develop emotional, social, and intellectual skills and abilities.

With a strong playground safety program that includes inspection and maintenance, playgrounds can be very safe spaces for children to learn and grow. That goes without saying; if your organization doesn’t have safety precautions in place, playgrounds can be dangerous.

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Explained: Wrap-Up Insurance and the Differences Between OCIPs and CCIPs

Housing organizations taking on large construction projects may be exposed to insurance products they aren’t familiar with to cover construction-related risks. One such product is wrap-up insurance, a type of construction liability policy with two variations—owner-controlled insurance programs (OCIPs) and contractor-controlled insurance programs (CCIPs).

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