It may surprise many housing organizations, but carbon monoxide detectors aren't required in certain types of federally-assisted housing. As of Dec. 27, that’s no longer the case.
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Recreational water facilities—also known as splash parks, splash pads, spray grounds, wet decks, or spray parks—have gained popularity over the last decade. They’re interactive, non-natural recreational areas where water is sprayed, splashed, or poured onto visitors. Water drains immediately out of the play area instead of accumulating. There’s no doubt these recreational areas provide plenty of fun in the sun, but they also present unique hazards for residents and guests. Check out our tips below, and get in touch with a member of our Risk Control and Consulting team if you have any questions.
Local municipalities and private owners may offer to donate property to your affordable housing organization. While there are clear advantages to these donations, including the potential to increase housing stock in the area, you should consider several factors before accepting donated property.
Regularly passing on safety and security recommendations to residents is an essential practice for housing organizations, but one that isn’t always feasible on a day-to-day basis.
If you've ever chalked up money for a streaming service or gym membership you didn't end up using regularly, then you know what it's like to spend unnecessarily.
Operating a vehicle may be a necessary duty and job requirement for a number of housing organization staff positions, and involves significant responsibility.
Affordable housing organizations planning significant redevelopment or renovation projects will need to partner with contractors to get the job done. So how should you select qualified contractors, monitor their work, and ensure your organization, as the project owner, isn't exposed to unnecessary risks?
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?
Maybe you’ve heard the term “Great Resignation” in the news recently, used to describe an economic trend that took off in 2021. Experts say employees across the board are voluntarily resigning en masse in search of more fulfilling job prospects.
Online reputation management is more crucial than ever in maintaining a successful multifamily operation. In terms of attracting potential residents, building a positive online reputation can be a gamechanger, because a vast majority of consumers search online to find local businesses and services.