61-11 Community -
Circle, Plum Avenue)
316 Pleasant Drive, Opelika, Alabama
Office (334) 741-7466 Fax (334)
61-11 Community -
Court, Henderson Drive, Newell Avenue, Church Avenue)
145 Henderson Drive, Camp Hill,
Office (256) 896-4138 Fax (256) 896-4138
(Toomer Court, Cherry Circle, W.E. Morton Avenue, North & South Antioch
(Samford Court, Fruitwood
Circle, Raintree Street, Maple Avenue,
Alice Place, Potter
1202 Samford Place, Opelika,
Office (334) 745-7537 Fax (334)
The Property Managers are
responsible for the daily management of all properties.
Annual income is the anticipated total income from all sources received
by the family head and spouse (even if temporarily absent) and by each
additional member of the family over 18 and not a full-time student.
This includes all income derived from assets for the 12 month period
following the effective date of certification of income.
All income must be verified. Some sources of income include wages,
social security, supplemental security income, child support, TANF,
family support, pensions, and asset income. If unreported income is
found, this can result in termination of housing assistance.
deductions are allowed?
for each member of the family residing in the household who is under 18
years of age, or who is older and handicapped/disabled or a full-time
student (other than the head of the household or spouse).
for any elderly family.
expenses in excess of 3 percent of annual family income of any elderly
Reasonable child care expenses necessary to enable another member of the
family to be employed or to further his or her education.
is total tenant payment?
Total tenant payment is the highest of the following (rounded to the
30 percent of
monthly adjusted income, or
10 percent of
gross monthly income, or
rent established by OHA in accordance with HUD regulations, or
is adjusted income?
have to report all changes in my family's income?
Yes! Your rent is based on your adjusted family income.
Your are required to let your manager know
when there is a change in:
source of your income (such as from TANF to employment, part-time
hours to full-time, or occasional to regular overtime).
number of people in your family.
Depending on the change, your rent may go up or
down. If you do not report these changes within 10 days, you may
lose your housing.
ENTERPRISE INCOME VERIFICATION?
Verification System is a system that enables the management to get information about any
Multi-Family resident or
Section 8 participant’s income. The purpose of HUD’s EIV (Enterprise
Income Verification) System is to make income data available from
one source, through the Internet, for HUD programs to
use to improve income verification during the time any resident come
in for their annual recertification interview. EIV provides the
- Monthly employer new hires
- Quarterly wages (including employer information), Federal wages
- Quarterly unemployment compensation
- Monthly social security (SS) and supplement security income
Should you have any questions
about the EIV system, please call your Property Manager.
You are charged a monthly rent that is based on 30 percent of your
adjusted household income or 10 percent of your gross household income.
The rent is calculated according to federal regulations.
In order to rent a unit, you must sign a written lease. It shows the
amount of rent you must pay, what management will provide and what
you are expected to do.
Your rent is due on the first day of each month. If you do not pay your
rent by the 5th of the month, you will have a late charge added to your
account and there may be legal proceedings to collect the money you owe
and/or regain possession of your apartment. If the 5th falls on the
weekend or a holiday, late charges will not be added until after the
first working day following the 5th.
and where do I pay rent?
Cash is not accepted.
Your check or money order may be dropped at the Property Manager's
my rent be changed every year?
Your rent may be changed any time your income or family size changes. In
a few situations, earned income will not result in an increase in your
rent. Your income and family composition must be checked at least
once a year, even if there are no changes. The details are explained in
happens if I give false or incomplete information?
If you knowingly give false or incomplete information or answers to
questions about your income, family size or similar matters, management will
seek eviction, back charges and possibly criminal prosecution.
Information you provide must be truthful, accurate and up to date at all
times. Management verifies all income with employers. Be sure to report all
changes in income or family size to your Property Manager within 10 days from the date of
required to be registered?
No, but all vehicles must have a current license plate and be in
can I prevent traffic accidents in my complex?
Don't drive faster than the posted speed limits and be very alert when
driving through the properties. Be alert for children playing and for
elderly or handicapped people who depend on your careful driving for
their safety. You should especially observe speed zones posted within
complexes where children often play.
Where should I park my car or truck?
There are no designated parking spaces. Common courtesy and
neighborly concern should be used when parking vehicles. Streets and
paved lots on the property are used for parking vehicles. If you park
your car or truck on the grounds, on sidewalks, blocking fire lanes or
in any other illegal place, it may be towed at your expense without
warning. You will be
charged for any damage to the property caused by careless driving or
parking on the grounds.
I wash my vehicle on the property?
Residents are not allowed to wash vehicles on the properties.
about inoperable vehicles?
Inoperable vehicles are not allowed to be on
the property. You should
report abandoned or inoperable vehicles to your Property Manager. A warning notice will be
put on the vehicle and if it is not moved, it will be towed at the
I repair my vehicle on the property?
No, you may not make major repairs to your motor vehicle on
about my guest's vehicle?
There are no designated parking spaces. Residents should advise their
visitors to park in areas that their neighbors normally do not use.
A clean house helps keep your family healthy, makes you proud of your
home, sets a good example for children and their friends, helps things
last longer, helps you find things, and is safer.
is considered good housekeeping?
You are expected to keep a clean and orderly home. Good housekeeping
makes your home last longer, helps prevent fires and keeps insects and
other pests away. You are expected to:
and spilled food from your oven and stove top after cooking.
dirty dishes and dirty clothes pile up.
floors, windows, counters and cabinets clean.
inside and outside of your refrigerator clean by wiping it with
a damp cloth regularly.
tub; shower and toilets as needed to keep them clean.
your kitchen garbage and household trash every day.
stains or damage to your walls.
Cleaning tips for residents.
The following cleaning tips are intended to help make your daily
Your oven, stove and range hood should be cleaned at least once a
week. Wiping spills as they happen will make this much easier. If
you are not sure how to clean your stove and oven, ask your Property
Defrost your refrigerator (if it's not frost free). Be careful not
to damage it with knives or other sharp tools, and
don't use an electric defroster, or you
may end up with a repair bill. Instead, turn it off before you go to
bed and simply remove any ice and water in the morning.
Bathroom sinks; tubs and toilets should also be cleaned regularly.
Do not flush any objects such as hairbrushes, sanitary napkins,
tampons or diapers down the toilet. If articles have to be removed
from your sewer line, you could be charged accordingly.
happens if I'm a poor housekeeper?
If your home is dirty, cluttered or otherwise shows poor housekeeping,
you will be warned to correct the problems right away. You may also be
required to go to special classes to learn better housekeeping habits.
If the problem is not corrected, you may be evicted under your lease
agreement for failure to maintain your unit for repairs.
No pets are allowed.
are some residents evicted?
As long as any resident fails to pay rent, destroys property, or
violates their lease, management must seek eviction to keep housing in
decent condition for the majority of residents who follow the rules.
There are two types of eviction:
are serious lease violations?
Failure to report changes in income or family size accurately and/or
timely, destruction of property, keeping unauthorized pets, poor
housekeeping habits, fighting, displaying weapons, or threatening the
health and safety of other residents and staff are all serious lease
violations that can result in eviction.
about illegal drug use or alcohol abuse?
Management will evict residents who engage in illegal drug use or drug-related
criminal activity will be evicted. Residents can also be evicted for alcohol abuse if
they adversely affect their neighbors. Residents who violate their lease
in this manner will be notified of their violation in writing and will
receive a 14-day notice of lease termination.
happens if I don't pay rent?
After the last day for the payment of rent, the
5th of each month or
the first working day after the 5th, a notice of lease
termination/demand for possession is sent to all residents who have not
paid their rent and/or other charges on time. This is called a 14-day
Notice of Termination of Tenancy/Demand for Possession Notice. After
this time expires and payment has not been received, management will continue
with the eviction process through the court. All legal fees and court
costs incurred will be added to your account. The Sheriff's Department
will serve you with the eviction notices stating a time frame you will
need to respond in order to receive a court hearing. Failure to respond
or after court hearing and judgment is given for possession of the
housing unit to management, management has the right to remove the resident and
the belongings from the apartment with a representative from the
Sheriff's Department present.
Don't let this happen to you! Please pay all rent and charges
promptly so that you do not have to go to court and then pay extra
All of our residents are encouraged to call the Resident Hotline to
make management aware of any situation that requires our attention. You may
leave messages regarding concerns or suggestions for improving our
community. Your message may include but is not limited to:
or Criminal activities.
problems in your community.
does management have to inspect my housing unit?
Federal regulations require management to inspect your home:
When you move
At least once
When you move
Managment also has the right to inspect a unit and will conduct special
inspections between regular annual inspections. You will normally be
given at least two days before an inspector visits, unless an
kinds of decorating are allowed in my home?
You are welcome to add personal touches to your home, but certain
permanent or damaging changes cannot be allowed at all or must be
restricted. Here are some basic guidelines:
You may put
curtains, throw rugs, pictures and decorative items in your
removable materials and fasteners that do not cause damage to
walls, floors, doors and appliances. (Don't attach plastic
coverings to cabinets, refrigerators, or similar surfaces for
strips to attach rugs and carpets to floors. No permanent types
of carpet or floor coverings are allowed. Managment will not replace
or reimburse residents for rugs or carpeting that becomes
damaged. (i.e., Water damage due to
overflow of commode or burst hot water heater.)
You may lay
telephone, television, or electrical cords or cables only along
the wall, preferably behind furniture. They may not run across
doorways, hallways, or the floor where someone could trip on
them. You cannot change cabinets, counters, doors, floor
coverings, plumbing fixtures or appliances. Do not put permanent
shelves on walls.
are not allowed.
not allowed, and painting of walls can only be done with written
permission from management.
Remember, you will be charged for all repairs required to fix the
unit for the next resident, except for normal wear and tear.
I install appliances and similar equipment?
You may install an air conditioner, washer or dryer only if suitable
water supply fixtures, electrical service, exhaust vent and drains
already exist. Please check with management before installing any major
I install a satellite dish?
No satellite dish is allowed on property.
No! Because of possible damage to the unit, waterbeds are not permitted.
Crime Prevention is defined is the anticipation, recognition, and
appraisal of a crime risk, and the initiation of some action to
remove or reduce it. You can have a significant effect upon the
security of your residence by taking a few moments to assess its
weaknesses and a few more moments to take simple actions to
eliminate or strengthen those weaknesses. Keeping your residence
neat and clean, in good repair, and giving the appearance of being
home is the first fundamental step toward preventing crime there.
The second fundamental step toward home crime prevention is to be a
good neighbor. Get to know your neighbors and their habits to the
extent that you can recognize deviations from normal behavior (and
they can do the same for you). Call the police when you observe a
stranger behaving in a suspicious manner (loitering and observing,
approaching multiple residences without apparent business, or
removing property from a neighbor's residence). A cooperative
neighborhood can increase everyone's collective home security with
very little individual effort or time. A third fundamental step is
to take prompt action to address maintenance problems affecting your
security; report burnt-out lights, uncollected trash, graffiti,
broken windows, defective security systems and other conditions
which detract from the secure appearance of your residence promptly
to the appropriate authorities for correction. Finally, make an
effort to cooperate with and support your law enforcement provider.
Introduce yourself to the officers who patrol your neighborhood;
participate in organized resident meetings and programs. In order to
"protect your home", you have to learn to "think like a thief".
Consider how a criminal might attack you, your home, or your
belongings, and eliminate as many of the opportunities or vulnerable
points as you can. When you've done your best, ask a trusted friend
to try the same thing. When you've addressed any new problems your
friend points out, then consider asking your local law enforcement
provider whether they conduct home security surveys; if they do,
schedule one. Consider how your name appears on public listings like
telephone directories; it is generally considered prudent for
females not to list their first name, but instead to list a first
initial and last name. While unlisting
your telephone number costs extra with some providers, the privacy
may be worth the cost. Bear in mind, however, that
unlisting your number will not prevent
random malicious calls or telephone solicitation. The single best
protection against theft loss is to mark every piece of property you
own as yours. Recording the serial numbers and other identifiers
during the marking process helps ensure that you can positively
identify your property if it is taken and subsequently recovered, or
that you can prove ownership if there is some question. Almost any
article can be marked in some manner. You should keep an inventory
of your personal property in a safe place (definitely not in or with
the property) so that in the event of theft or other loss, you have
the information needed to make a police report and/or an insurance
All residents are encouraged to purchase Renter's Insurance.