Green roofs are gaining in popularity. Cities want them, tenants love them, and they do great things for the environment. But green roofs cost more to install than traditional roofs, and they carry some risks that are worth a closer look.
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Insurance, Risk Management, and Professional Development Tips for the Affordable Housing Industry.
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Frozen pipes are a silent threat to affordable housing properties across the country, often occurring in the out-of-sight and hard-to-reach pockets of a property.
No matter how many precautions your housing organization takes, accidents and incidents are bound to happen. You may feel helpless to an extent, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
An outdated (or non-existent) key control program can pose serious safety and security risks for multifamily affordable housing organizations.
If you’re considering replacing your shingles—you’ve been hit by a storm, say, or your shingles are curling or buckling—the choices, from color to shape to material, can be overwhelming. One option you may have heard about is impact-resistant shingles. But are they worth the investment? Let’s dive in.
HAI Group’s board and committee members convene annually to determine the winners of our Risk Management Awards, developed to recognize public housing agencies that go above and beyond to address various risks to residents and staff.
We celebrated National Fire Prevention Week 2021 (October 3-9) by hosting our annual Fire Safety Poster Content for HAI Group member housing organizations on this year’s theme—Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.
Water damage is one of the most common insurance claims among HAI Group policyholders. The impact of water intrusion in a multifamily setting is both dangerous and costly—it can cause potential injuries due to structural issues such as a ceiling collapse, create dangerous mold conditions, and damage equipment and tenant property.
Replacing an aging and inadequate security camera system had always been a priority since Phylicia Adams became executive director of Stonington (CT) Housing Authority in 2018.
When a winter storm is bearing down, it's critical to prepare your properties, employees, and residents for a variety of hazards—snow and ice, high winds, and extremely cold weather included. Storms can last a few hours or several days and can result in power outages that cut off heat and the ability to communicate.