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Aug29, 2019

New Law – Partial Payments and Housing Assistance Payments

By |August 29th, 2019|

In the 2019 Legislative Session, HOM, Inc., worked together with the Arizona Multihousing Association and attorneys from the residential property management sector to support the passage of HB2358 - landlord tenant; partial payment; assistance.  HB2358 addresses a Superior Court decision that informed Arizona landlords that if they received a housing assistance payment on behalf of a tenant with a Housing Choice Voucher absent a written contemporaneous agreement, the landlord waived their right to terminate a rental agreement for any breach by the tenant. Essentially, the [...]

May31, 2019

Annual Lease Renewals and Rent Increases

By |May 31st, 2019|

There are a few activities that happen annually in our Permanent Supportive Housing programs.  Participants must recertify their ongoing eligibility for assistance in the programs and units must be inspected and meet Housing Quality Standards (HQS) annually.  Another annual activity is the lease renewal process.  HOM facilitates the annual lease renewal process between our participants and landlords.  Did you know that the average tenancy in our Permanent Supportive Housing programs is 2.5 years?  Stable tenancies are a goal for all of us, so let’s look [...]

Apr24, 2019

Communication with HOM: Who, What, When and How

By |April 24th, 2019|

Communication is the single most important aspect of conducting any business. We can’t accomplish our collective goal of providing safe, quality housing to people without doing it often and well. Our role puts us right in the middle of multiple parties in the housing process: participants, case managers, and landlords. We’re a bit like air traffic controllers, directing traffic and ensuring we all make it home. We want to make sure you’re aware of the best ways to find the right people to speak [...]

Mar27, 2019

Be Prepared for Initial HQS Inspections

By |March 27th, 2019|

This month, we focus on the initial HQS inspection process. First, a quick reminder that this blog post is part of a series just for our landlords.  So far, we’ve provided a primer on our Permanent Supportive Housing and Rapid Rehousing programs, how to process move-outs and damage claims in the programs, the benefits of direct deposit and the launch of Padmission, our new web-based housing search platform.  Be sure to check out the older posts if you’ve missed any and share them with your [...]

Feb25, 2019

Changes in Property Ownership and Management

By |February 25th, 2019|

This month's topic is on how we process an ownership change.  Before we get to that, we hope you’re enjoying this monthly blog series for landlords. So far, we’ve provided a primer on our Permanent Supportive Housing and Rapid Rehousing programs, how to process move-outs and damage claims in the programs, the benefits of direct deposit and the launch of Padmission, our new web-based housing search platform.  Be sure to catch up on the series if you’ve missed any and share them with your team [...]

Feb01, 2019

Padmission: HOM’s New Online Housing Search Platform

By |February 1st, 2019|

We're incredibly excited to share our latest innovation in our efforts to end homelessness.  Padmission is our new web-based housing search platform custom-built for our housing program participants, their case managers and landlords. How Padmission Works Padmission is like other online housing search services in that it allows landlords to list and market their properties to prospective tenants.  However, Padmission is different because it is a closed platform just for HOM-assisted housing programs. Landlords indicate which of the HOM housing programs they accept in their [...]

Dec23, 2018

Direct Deposit – ACH Payments

By |December 23rd, 2018|

Checks are so 20th century. Did you know that 73% of the landlords that participate in the HOM housing programs receive their housing assistance payments via ACH?  An Automated Clearing House (ACH) is an electronic funds-transfer system run by the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA).  This system makes receiving your rent extremely fast and easy, with same-day settlement of most, if not all, ACH transactions. When you receive your housing assistance payment(s) via ACH, we also send a detailed itemization to you via email [...]

Nov20, 2018

Getting Paid for Tenant-Caused Damages and Vacancy Loss

By |November 20th, 2018|

We don’t have to tell you that tenants don’t always leave their units in pristine condition when they move out. You understand that this is part of the business. The good news is that most of the housing programs that we operate allow us to cover some amount of tenant-caused damages, unpaid rent and even vacancy loss. There is a process and some limitations, so let’s review. Programs and Damage Claim Features Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Programs Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) Programs Tenant-Caused Damages Up to [...]

Oct31, 2018

HOM Housing Programs: PSH and RRH…What’s the Difference?

By |October 31st, 2018|

We believe individuals, families and communities are safer, healthier and stronger when everyone has a home. At HOM, we are dedicated to building communities where the promise of home is a reality for everyone. We can’t make good on that promise without landlords to participate in our housing programs.  To help provide current and useful information about the housing programs to our landlords, we are re-committing to our blog and will send out a new post primarily directed at landlords every month. Topics will include [...]

Apr30, 2018

Time for a Refresh

By |April 30th, 2018|

On July 1, 2018, we begin our 25th year of providing permanent housing solutions to end homelessness in Maricopa County. While much has changed since we launched in 1994, one thing remains the same: our unwavering commitment to provide safe, permanent, affordable housing to our most vulnerable neighbors in our communities. Our 25th anniversary brings with it a few big changes that we’re excited to share with you now and in the coming days and weeks. First, we’re moving!  Our team of 28 rock stars [...]