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Security Under Scrutiny: The Evolving Landscape of Multifamily Premises Liability

In 2015, during a visit to a Kroger grocery store in Atlanta, Georgia, a 26-year-old man was robbed and shot by two assailants, resulting in his paralysis. Four years later, a jury awarded the man nearly $70 million after his attorneys successfully argued that Kroger was aware of the store's location in an unsafe, high-crime area but failed to deploy security guards in the parking lot where the shooting occurred.

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Unit Cleanout Guidelines for Public and Affordable Housing Property Managers

When a housing unit becomes vacant, a well-documented cleanout procedure is essential to guide maintenance workers or third-party contractors through standardized unit preparation for the next occupant. Proper documentation ensures a comprehensive record of tenant discussions and the steps taken to ready the unit for the incoming tenant.

In this guide, we unveil essential tips and strategies for achieving a seamless and efficient property turnover.

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Securing Tomorrow: The Vital Role of Excess Liability Coverage in Affordable Housing

In an era where public housing agencies are increasingly venturing into the private market, a time marked by escalating settlement values and growing jury awards due to social inflation, the imperative for affordable housing providers to fortify their liability coverage has never been more pressing.

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Unveiling Hidden Dangers: The Fire Risks Lurking in Your Dryer and Bathroom Vents

Understanding fire risks and hazards associated with cleaning 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 to your housing organization. 

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How U.S. Veterans Have Helped Shape Affordable Housing

HAI Group is the proud, leading sponsor of the Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC), a nonprofit that researches the impact that affordable homes bring to families and communities. In this guest blog, Cate Asp, PAHRC’s Research Analyst, dives into the historical issue of veteran housing needs; how those needs have contributed to the evolution of affordable housing; and what is being done for veterans today.

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Preparing for Winter Storms: Protecting Your Properties, Employees, and Residents

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.

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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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