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Public Housing Program Information

WILL I BE REQUIRED TO PAY A SECURITY DEPOSIT?

Your security deposit is payable prior to moving in. Your deposit may not be used to pay your rent during the term of your lease. Your deposit will be used to offset damages and/or unpaid rent when you vacate your apartment.

WHAT ARE MY OBLIGATIONS UNDER THIS PROGRAM?

Notify the agency of any change in income or family composition in writing within fifteen days of the change. Requests to add a family member (not by birth) must be received and approved by both the agency and the owner prior to the member being allowed to reside in the dwelling unit.

  • All apartments are non-smoking apartments.
  • Any person who resides in the unit for more than 3 days without written permission from this agency in one year is not a guest.
  • You must notify the agency in writing regarding an absence of any family member from the unit of more than 14 days.
  • Supply any information that OHA determines necessary or required to verify eligibility, preferences, income, family composition or lease requirements, including but not limited to reporting all sources of income, income verifications, social security numbers, authorizations to release information, and documents to verify citizenship or eligible immigration status.
  • All information that you supply to us must be true and complete.
  • All adult members of the household are required to provide social security numbers and to sign all pertinent documents (Income disclosures, Authorizations to Release Information, Leases, etc.).
  • Be present for and allow inspections of their dwelling unit when scheduled.
  • You must maintain the unit in clean and safe standards and repair or pay for damages within 30 days.
  • Abide by the terms of the lease, including maintenance of utilities and payment of rent timely. Rent is due on the 1st, late on the second. Late fees do not apply until after the 5th.
  • You may not lease, sublease, assign or transfer the unit to any other person; you may not own or have any interest in the unit.
  • You must notify us in writing at least 30 days prior to a move.
  • ONE STRIKE POLICY – No involvement in drug or violent criminal activity. If any family member is involved in a drug or violent criminal act while the family is residing on the program, the family will be terminated. If a drug related or violent crime occurs on your premises and either a family member or guest is involved, the family will be terminated.
  • If you, any member of your household or guests commit any serious or repeated violations of your lease, your lease will be terminated.
  • If you or any member of your household commit fraud, bribery or any other criminal act, your lease will be terminated.
  • If you or any member of your family engage in or threaten abusive or violent behavior toward Housing your lease will be terminated.

CAN I HAVE VISITORS? CAN I LET PEOPLE MOVE INTO MY UNIT?

You can have visitors.However, you must always check with your manager FIRST before having anyone stay in your unit for any length of time over 3 days.

If you are planning on adding someone to your household, you must obtain approval from the agency before moving that person in to your household.

  • All adults must clear a criminal background check before being allowed to move into the unit.

MAINTENANCE PROBLEMS

If you have any maintenance problems with your unit, you need to notify us.

During daytime hours, call (801 )627-5851 x107

Emergency Maintenance: (801) 940-6634

Emergency Maintenance is for problems that need immediate attention and cannot wait until the next business day. If there is a fire please contact 911 first prior to calling the emergency phone.

Below is a list of emergency maintenance needs. This is not an all inclusive list.

  • Fire (CALL 911)
  • Gas Leaks
  • Electrical Malfunctions
  • Heating Malfunctions
  • None working toilet (if plugged, tenant should try to unclog prior to calling maintenance)
  • None working drain
  • Floods
  • Broken windows or exterior doors that threaten your security
  • Lock Outs - (You will be charged for this service.)

Tenant may be charged if emergency is caused by tenant's actions.

PLEASE REMEMBER: You are responsible for keeping your unit free of maintenance and for repairing any damages that may be your fault. If your guests cause damages, you are responsible!

THINGS TO REMEMBER!

  • Pay your rent on time. Late fees can be costly!
  • KEEP SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS......If you need to cancel because of an emergency...please call your Manager.
  • Take care of your dwelling unit.
  • If you send anything or drop anything off...remember to put your name or social security number on the paper and ask the receptionist to give you a date stamped copy.
  • REMEMBER ANY CHANGES ARE DUE WITHIN FIFTEEN (15) DAYS OF WHEN THE CHANGE BECAME EFFECTIVE. DECREASES MUST BE REPORTED IN WRITING BY THE 25TH OF ANY MONTH FOR THE NEXT MONTH’S RENT TO BE REDUCED.

PROGRAM RECERTIFICATION

  • Each year you will be notified 90-120 days BEFORE your lease expires that it is time to re-certify your eligibility for continued assistance. This amount of time is needed to get all paperwork completed.

BE A GOOD TENANT AND A GOOD NEIGHBOR

  • Alcoholic beverages may only be consumed inside the apartment. The consumption of alcoholic beverages on the grounds, in hallway, stairways, breezeways, or common areas is prohibited. Residents are responsible for their guests.
  • Shower curtains must be placed inside the tub area while in use.
  • Do not store hazardous material or personal items of any kind in the furnace/water heater area.
  • Do not flush diapers or sanitary products down the toilet. Said items will be removed at tenant’s expense.
  • Do not use abrasive cleaners in the shower area-liquid cleaners are best. Use oven cleaners only for ovens.
  • Keep refrigerator defrosted (if it is not frost free). Large amounts of frost cause damage to freezer. Use wooden spoon or hot water when defrosting the freezer. Do not use sharp objects to remove ice build up in the freezer are that will damage the freezer element. Repairs will be charge to tenant.
  • Remain in laundry room while doing your wash. The Housing Authority is not responsible for replacing personal items. When finished, clean up after yourselves. Place all trash and lint in the garbage container.
  • Use board in sliding window and doors for your safety.
  • Dry clean drapes as needed. Only window covering provided by the Housing Authority may be used which are fire and flame retardant.
  • We highly encourage you to purchase renters insurance for personal belongings.

PARKING RULES

  • One car per tenant to be parked close to the unit. Second car or visitors must park away from the building.
  • Park cars at least "1 foot" away from the sidewalks.
  • Do not park in front or next to the dumpsters.
  • All inoperable cars will be towed away at tenant’s expense.
  • Do not perform maintenance or repairs on you your car. This is not allowed on the property.
  • Absolutely no parking on lawns. Cars will be towed and tenant will be charged per damages to lawn and sprinkler system.
  • Charges to tenants for littering from cars or change of oil on the parking lot or lawn.
  • When cars are determined to be inoperable or have expired license plates, a 48 hour notice to the owner will be placed on the windshield of the car. If the car has not been brought into compliance, the vehicle will be towed away upon expiration of the 48 hour period at the owner’s expense.