"Until you spread your wings, you'll have no idea how far you can fly." – Unknown
What is considered good housekeeping?
The Housing Authority of the City of Frederick (HACF) expects you to keep a clean and orderly home. Good housekeeping not only enhances your home's appearance but also helps prevent fires and keeps insects and other pests away. Some examples of good housekeeping include:
What will happen if my home is poorly kept?
- Cleaning grease and spilled food or drinks from the oven, countertops and floors immediately after an incident occurs
- Keeping the floors, windows, counters and cabinets clean at all times
- Keeping the inside and outside of the refrigerator clean by wiping it down with a damp cloth and throwing away outdated food items
- Scrub the tub(s), shower(s) and toilet(s) regularly to ensure that they remain clean and sanitary
- Throw away all garbage daily
If your home is dirty, cluttered or otherwise poorly attended, you will be warned and expected to correct the problem immediately. You may also be required to attend special classes to enforce better house keeping habits. If the problem is not corrected or continues, you may be evicted under the terms of your lease agreement for failure to maintain your unit.
Why are residents evicted?
When residents fail to pay rent, destroy HACF property or violate other terms of their lease agreement, the HACF may seek eviction. There are two (2) types of eviction: a serious lease violation and nonpayment of rent.
What is considered a serious lease violation?
Some examples of serious lease violations that may result in eviction include:
What about illegal drug and/or alcohol abuse?
- failure to report changes in income or family size accurately
- failure to report timely destruction of HACF property
- poor housekeeping
- threatening the health or general well-being of other residents and staff
The HACF will evict any resident who engages in illegal drug use or drug-related criminal activity. Residents can also be evicted for alcohol abuse if it adversely affects their neighbors.