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How to Communicate Through a Crisis

David Oates is the kind of professional you hope you never need. A former U.S. Navy public affairs officer, Dave runs Public Relations Security Service, a San Diego-based crisis communications firm. Dave spends his days helping his clients prepare for, and communicate through, all kinds of crises, including employee and executive misconduct, cybersecurity attacks, product recalls, mass layoffs, large-scale accidents, criminal investigations, civil litigation, and more. A sought-after speaker, Dave taught a semester-long public relations program at San Diego State University, published three books, and co-produced two LinkedIn Learning courses, Crisis Communication for HR, and HR Communication in Today’s Fluid Workplace. In between clients, he gave HAI Group’s Amy Hourigan a crash course on how affordable housing organizations can plan for, and ace, crisis communications.                                                     

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Safety-Oriented Building Upgrades Multifamily Affordable Housing Providers Should Consider

If you own or manage multifamily housing properties, you know there are many risks to consider daily, including fire danger, water damage, electrical issues, and property security.


Unfortunately, there's no way to prevent all accidents and incidents. It's impossible. Mitigating these risks is just part of the job. Luckily, there are several common-sense building upgrades that can help property owners, property managers, and maintenance personnel do that job. These upgrades can limit or completely prevent devastating lossessaving time, money, and most importantly, lives.

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