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Admissions And Continued Occupancy Policy

Chapter 6:Assignments

6.1 Apartment Occupancy Guidelines

6.1.1 Occupation by Households of Appropriate Size

It is BHA's policy that apartments will be occupied by Households of the appropriate size as determined by the Occupancy Standards.

6.1.2  Table of Occupancy Standards

The following table of maximum and minimum number of persons per apartment and assignment standards will govern the number of bedrooms required to accommodate a household of a given size and composition:

Occupancy Standards

Number of Bedrooms

Min. Persons/Apt.

Max. Persons/Apt.

0BR

1

1

1BR

1

2

2BR

2

4

3BR

3

6

4BR

4

8

5BR

5

10

6BR

6

12

The Elderly/ Disabled Program does not have any Apartments larger than two bedrooms. Thus, Households requiring more than two (2) bedrooms may only apply for the Family Program.

6.1.3  Apartment Assignments

Apartments shall be so assigned that:

1.  The Head of Household and his /her spouse or partner   shall be entitled to one bedroom. 

2.  Household Members under the age of twenty-five (25) who are of the same sex shall share a bedroom, with the following exemptions:

  1. Household Members more than ten years apart in age and regardless of gender may qualify for separate bedrooms, if the older Household Member is fourteen years of age or older.  For example, a fifteen year-old Household Member may be eligible for a separate bedroom when living with a one-year old Household member of the same gender.  HOWEVER, a thirteen year-old Household Member can be required to share a bedroom with a five-year old Household Member of the same gender.
  2. Persons of different generations or opposite sex, other than head and spouse or partner, are not required to occupy the same bedroom.
3.  An unborn child shall be counted as a person in determining apartment size for admission purposes only, not for qualification for transfer

4.  Each Applicant shall be listed for only one apartment size.  However, if the Applicant's Household qualifies for two apartment sizes, the Applicant may choose to be listed for either of these sizes.

5.  Single person Households may elect to be placed on a studio waiting list(s)/AMPs of choice and shall be assigned only to a studio Apartment..Applicants electing this option after housed may apply for an Special Circumstances Transfer to move to a one-bedroom at a development of choice if:

  1. Has been a BHA Resident for at least two years; and
  2. Is a Resident in good standing. No waiver of this requirement shall be approved.

6.  Single person Households may elect to be placed on a one-bedroom waiting list(s)/AMPs of choice and shall be assigned only to a one-bedroom Apartment.

7.  Transfer Applicants currently residing in a studio or a one-bedroom unit shall not be offered studio/efficiency units.

8.  Spouses, partners and children who would otherwise be required to share a bedroom under BHA’s policies may be assigned separate bedrooms for substantial health-related or reasonable accommodation reasons which are thoroughly documented by a Qualified Healthcare Provider. 

9.  A living room will not be counted as a bedroom, except in BHA’s studio/efficiency apartments or for the use of an overnight Personal Care Attendant (PCA).

10.  First floor apartments as they become available will be offer first to BHA residents who are approved as reasonable accommodation transfers to such unit types. If there are no approve reasonable accommodation transfers for this type units, they will be offered to a screened and qualified Applicant who is approved as a reasonable accommodation for a first floor unit. If there are no approved Applicant, such unit will be offered to the next highest ranked Resident or Applicant on the waiting list.

6.2  Offers and Good Cause or Reasonable Accommodation

6.2.1. A.  Method of Applicant Assignment from a Waiting List

The plan for assignment of Qualified Applicants from a waiting list and assignment of apartments to assure equal opportunity and non-discrimination on grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, handicap, disability, familial status, marital status, religion or national origin is established in accordance with HUD & DHCD Regulations. Under this plan, the Eligible Priority One Applicant with the highest Priority and/or Preference(s) and earliest approval date of such Priority and/or Preference(s) will receive one offer of an apartment of appropriate size at a development/AMP of choice.  Failure to accept the housing offer to a unit of appropriate size and type will result in the withdrawal from all public housing waiting lists/AMPs and the Applicant will lose any approved Priority and/or Preference(s).

Furthermore, the Applicant will only be eligible to re-apply for the same Priority/Preference after one year from the date of the most recent apartment assignment rejection. During the 1-year period after an Applicant is removed from all waiting lists, BHA will only consider them for Priority and/or Preference status when an Applicant experiences a change in circumstances which justify a different Priority/Preference.  An Applicant who is removed from all waiting lists due to apartment offer rejection may therefore apply for another Priority of different, equal or higher point value or the same Priority due to different underlying circumstances (See Section 4.4.5 for Priority point values). 

BHA will recognize the new Priority and/or Preference status after verification and place the Applicant on awaiting list using the new status and the date of the new application.

Amongst Standard Applicants, the Eligible Applicant with the earliest application date is made one offer of an apartment of appropriate size and type.  Failure to accept an offer of housing will result in the withdrawal for the particular site.

When an apartment of the appropriate size and type is available and ready for occupancy, the apartment offered will be the apartment with the earliest “ready” vacate date entered into BHA’s database.

6.2.1.B. Method of Approved Transfer Applicant Assignment from a Waiting List

It is the policy of the BHA that:
 
1)  Every other fourth available apartment for each bedroom size and unit type category by development/AMP shall be offered to the next approved Special Circumstances Transfer Applicant at the top of the Special Circumstances Transfer waiting list/AMP, and
 
2)  Every eighth apartment for each bedroom size category by development/AMP shall be offered to the next approved Under or Over Housed Transfer at the top of the On-Site Under or Over Housed Transfer list/AMP provided that  the Development is at a 98% occupancy rate.
 
If the development is at 98% occupancy rate and there are no approved On-Site Under or Over housed transfers, the eight unit shall be offered to the next approved Special Circumstances Transfer Applicant.  If there are no approved Special Circumstances Transfers, the eight unit shall be offered to the next highest ranked approved Applicant.
 
If the development is not at 98% occupancy rate, the eight unit will be offered to the next highest ranked approved Applicant.
 
3)  All approved Special Circumstances OR Under or Over Housed Transfer Applicants shall be made only one housing offer to a unit of appropriate size and type. Failure to accept the housing offer will result in the withdrawal of the approved transfer and the resident may not re-apply for the same transfer type for a period of twelve months from the date the housing offer was rejected.

6.2.2  More than One Apartment Available

If two or more apartments of the appropriate size and type are available, the first apartment to be offered will be the apartment with the earliest time and vacate date that has been entered as “ready” and “available” for a housing offer  into the database.

6.2.3  Method of Identifying Available Apartments

The BHA has a system for identifying vacated apartments available for offers in the database.  Apartments are identified through the use of a Vacancy Action Form indicating the status of each vacated apartment.  An apartment may be identified as “vacant” in which case it will be available for offer to Applicants and Transfer Applicants on a waiting list.  Alternatively, a vacated apartment may be placed in one of the following categories that will make it temporarily or permanently unavailable for offer from a waiting list.

 
(B) Breakthrough

Apartment will be combined with another Apartment to create a larger Apartment.

(D) Demolition / Disposition

Apartment No longer exists due to gut rehabilitation, building demolition or disposition.

 
(F) Funded for Modernization

Apartment planned for or under construction as part of a funded modernization program.

 
(L) Lottery

Apartment is part of a special re-occupancy program in which Apartments or residents are selected by a lottery.

 (P) Potential Redevelopment –
     Hope VI

Apartment is off line pending funding for major rehabilitation.

 (S) Supported / Congregate

Apartment is designated for residents under supported services agreement

 (A) Non – Residential

Apartment will be used for Management, Resident Custodian, Agency, Police, Special Assignment, Laborer, or LTO.  Requires Non Dwelling Conversion Approval.

(E) Employee Occupied

Will be used as a dwelling unit by a Resident Custodian or Special Assignment Laborer.

 (M) Administrative Transfer

Relocation of residents for development/AMP renovation, relocation of residents from/to an Accessible/Adapted Apartment, or Temporary Transfer required to permit work required for extraordinary maintenance.

(R) Temporary Relocation

Held for temporary relocation of residents due to a funded phase of modernization.

 (U) Uninhabitable/Unfunded

Temporarily unavailable due to serious code violations or essential system failures which require more than 1 month to correct.

(Q) Turnover Conditions

Currently unavailable – Requires clean-out and/or maintenance repairs before an offer is made

Apartments in the above listed categories which have not been made permanently unavailable, will be returned to “ Vacant” status and made available for offer to Applicants and Transfer Applicants on a  waiting list as soon as practicable.

6.2.4   Accepting/Rejecting Housing Offers

1.  When assigned an apartment, an Special Circumstances Transfer or Under or Over Housed Transfer or Applicant will be offered only one apartment.  An Special Circumstances Transfer, or Under or Over Housed Transfer or Applicant must accept an apartment offered within five (5) working days of the date the offer is communicated by the Occupancy Department (by phone and mail).  Failure to accept an apartment offer will result in the following actions unless the Special Circumstances Transfer or Under or Over Housed Transfer or  Applicant can establish extenuating  circumstances for his/her failure to respond:

A) Special Circumstances Transfers and Priority One applicants will be removed from all public housing waiting list(s)/AMP upon the refusal of a housing offer to a unit of appropriate size and type. Applicants will lose any approved Priority and/or Preference(s). The Special Circumstances Transfers will lose the approved Special Circumstances type. Furthermore, the Special Circumstances Transfers and Applicants will only be eligible to re-apply for the same Priority and any applicable approved Preference(s) or same Transfer type after one year from the date of the most recent apartment assignment rejection.

During the 1-year period after Special Circumstances Transfers and Applicants are removed from all public housing waiting lists/AMP, BHA will only consider them for Priority and/or Preference(s) or Transfer type status when a Resident or an Applicant experiences a change in circumstances which justify a different Priority/Preference(s) or Transfer type.  An Applicant or Resident who is removed from all waiting lists due to apartment offer rejection may, therefore, apply for another Priority or Transfer of different, equal or higher point value or the same Transfer or Priority due to different underlying circumstances (See Section 4.4.5 for Priority point values). 

BHA will recognize the new Transfer type and Priority and/or Preference status after verification and place the Applicant on a waiting list using the new status and the date of the new application/transfer.

Non-Special Circumstances On-site Under or Over Housed approved transfers shall not be affected by this refusal.

B) All other Applicants will be removed from the development/AMP waiting list of the site where the offer was made and may not re-apply for this site for a period of twelve months. In the case of an “Internal Applicant”, if the resident is over or under housed the BHA shall take legal action upon the refusal of an offer of housing to a unit of appropriate type and size. On-Site Under or Over Housed transfer applicants will be withdrawn from the On-site waiting list and the resident will be subject to legal action(s).  In addition, if there is an approved Special Circumstances Transfer this transfer shall be withdrawn as well if the unit rejected would have addressed the resident’s needs and the resident may not re-apply for the same transfer types for a period of twelve months.

2.  Applicant Acceptance of Housing Offer: Applicants who are offered a unit of appropriate size and type must accept said offer, and move to their assigned unit within 30 calendar days of the offer of housing unless otherwise agreed upon by the BHA in writing. Failure to move to the unit within the 30 calendar days or agreed date shall be considered as an unacceptable housing offer refusal.

3.  BHA Resident Acceptance of Housing Offer: BHA Residents who are offered a unit of appropriate size and type must accept said offer, move to their new unit and vacate their current unit within 30 calendar days of the offer of housing unless otherwise agreed upon by the BHA in writing Failure to move to the unit within the 30 calendar days or agreed date shall be considered as an unacceptable housing offer refusal.

4.  If the BHA resident fails to completely move to the offered unit within the 30 calendar days from their housing offer notification or BHA agreed date, the resident shall be subject to rent charges as approved by HUD and DHCD. See Chapter 7.8

6.2.5  Good Cause or Reasonable Accommodation

In certain cases, applicants for admission or residents seeking transfers may require special consideration regarding their housing placement or transfer.  Such consideration may address a particular verifiable need with respect to housing accommodations or may be needed to avoid a verifiable hardship.
 
If the Authority determines, after reviewing the request for such consideration and the documentation submitted in support of it, that the Applicant or transfer applicant qualifies, he/she will be approved for an assignment for Good Cause or Reasonable Accommodation.  Applicants for admission must apply for Good Cause or Reasonable Accommodation prior to receiving an offer of an apartment in order to assist the BHA in assigning an appropriate apartment.  Residents seeking transfer must apply for Good Cause or Reasonable Accommodation at the time they submit a transfer request at their local management office or before they receive a transfer offer.  The BHA maintains a detailed inventory of physical characteristics for all of its apartments for this purpose.  These apartment characteristics, as well as the location of the developments/AMPs, will be used in matching an Applicant or transfer applicant in order to address the Good Cause or Reasonable Accommodation need.
 
The need for an assignment based upon Good Cause or Reasonable Accommodation shall be identified by the Applicant during screening with the assistance of Occupancy Department staff. 
 
The need for a transfer to a particular type of apartment for Good Cause or as a Reasonable Accommodation or  to a particular area of the city will be identified by the resident at the time of applying for transfer with assistance of the staff at his/her development/AMP or appropriate BHA staff reviewing the transfer request.
 
Below is a description of the BHA’s procedure for requesting an assignment or transfer for Good Cause or Reasonable Accommodation: (This process must be completed before a housing offer is made):

1.  The Applicant must indicate to the Occupancy Department staff, and a resident seeking transfer must advise staff in his/her management office, that he/she requires special consideration in identifying a particular type of apartment or placement in a particular area of the city and; 

Good Cause or Reasonable Accommodation must be established in writing by a Qualified Healthcare Provider, or other professional (such as a law enforcement official, medical services provider, or social service provider) familiar with the Applicant’s or resident’s need, and;

The Applicant must indicate to the Occupancy Department, or the resident seeking transfer must advise staff in his/her management office, of the physical characteristic(s) and/or location of the apartment that is required to address the Applicant’s or resident’s needs in assignment or transfer during the final eligibility determination process or transfer request submission.

 Assignment of an Apartment for Good Cause shown by the Applicant or resident cannot be related to considerations of race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, religion national origin, or handicap or disability of others. Disabled individuals may apply for a reasonable accommodation under the BHA’s Reasonable Accommodation policy.

2.  Reasons considered Good Cause or Reasonable Accommodation and documentation adequate to establish Good Cause or Reasonable Accommodation are listed below:

The aggravation of a serious, determinable physical or mental impairment

Acceptable Documentation:  A statement from a Qualified Health Care Provider on letterhead stationery which establishes the precise reasons a particular apartment feature (or apartment location) is needed.  The statement MUST provide information regarding the effect of the condition on the Applicant or household member and must document   why a particular type of apartment (or apartment location) is needed.

Inaccessibility to supportive facilities or programs for elderly, handicapped, or disabled Household members.

Acceptable Documentation:  A statement on letterhead stationery from a Qualified Healthcare Provider, which provides reliable documentation that a household member(s) has a condition which requires on-going regular or emergent care at a particular facility (hospital, clinic but not a practitioner’s office), frequency of the treatment and anticipated length of treatment.

Participation in a Witness Protection program –Applicable to Good Cause only.

Acceptable Documentation:  Written documentation on letterhead stationery from a law enforcement agency, which indicates that a Household Member(s) is, or might be endangered because they have provided essential information in a criminal prosecution.  Documentation must specify the development(s)/AMPs or areas of the city in which the affected Household Members might be endangered.

Domestic Violence/Dating Violence/Sexual Assault/or Stalking. Applicable to Good Cause only.

Acceptable Documentation:  The BHA prefers documentation from a court of competent jurisdiction, and/or from a law enforcement agency, in conjunction with a temporary or permanent restraining order issued pursuant to  M.G.L. c209A specifying underlying circumstances which would require a Household Member(s) to be located in an area of the city away from the location of the person named in the order or his/her relatives or associates. If the Applicant has cause to believe that obtaining a restraining order will trigger a violent act by another person, a combination of the following documentation that establishes that an abusive situation exists shall be acceptable:

  • Medical records reflecting incident(s)
  • Police reports regarding incident(s)
  • Court Reports regarding incident(s)
  • Documentation that Applicant has attempted to obtain restraining orders
  • Documentation that Applicant has filed charges against the accused abuser
  • Legal action regarding incident(s)
  • Letter from an attorney stating details of a case arising from incident(s)
  • Evidence of participation in counseling regarding domestic violence/Dating Violence/Sexual Assault/or Stalking
  • Psychological reports
  • Letter from a director of a social service agency regarding incidents
  • Documentation of changed address due to domestic violence

The temporary hospitalization or on-duty military assignment of the Head or co-head of Household member, other Household member necessary for the care of the head or co-head of  Household member, or a personal care attendant listed on the final application or most recent Tenant Status Review (TSR).

Acceptable Documentation:  A statement on letterhead stationery from a Qualified Health Care Provider indicating the name of the individual (must be the Head or Co-Head of Household or other Household Member necessary for the care of the Head or Co-Head of Household or personal care attendant), the date of admission, date of anticipated discharge (if known) or an estimate of the anticipated length of confinement or a statement from the individual's commanding officer indicating the date the active duty began and anticipated length of active duty.

The inaccessibility of public transportation for nighttime employment of the Head or Co-head of Household who does not own or lease a motor vehicle.

Applicable to Good Cause only.

Acceptable Documentation:  A statement from the employer, on letterhead stationery, detailing specific hours of nighttime employment, the date employment commenced, whether it is a permanent shift assignment and if not permanent, the length of the assignment, and a description of transportation benefits, if any.

3.  Refusal of Apartment Offer for Good Cause or Reasonable Accommodation

An Applicant or transfer applicant may refuse an offer of an apartment without being removed from the waiting list only if:

Habitability of Assigned BHA Apartment.

In the event the actual apartment cannot be restored to move in condition within thirty (30) calendar days of the date of offer, the Applicant may reject the apartment for Good Cause and the offer shall be considered as an “invalid offer.”

Acceptable Documentation:  A letter from the BHA development/AMP manager indicating the offered apartment will not be ready for move-in within thirty calendar days of the apartment offer.

  • After successfully completing the final screening process, the Applicant’s or transfer applicant’s situation has changed such that a new, different or additional Good Cause consideration has arisen and the Applicant was unable to notify the Occupancy Department, or the transfer applicant was unable to notify the local management office, of the change due to extenuating circumstances, i.e. documented hospitalization, or;
  • The transfer applicant’s situation has changed after being approved for transfer and the resident was unable to notify the local management office or Occupancy Department of the change due to extenuating circumstances, i.e. hospitalization or;
  • The hardship caused by acceptance of the offered apartment is due to a physical feature, which was not included in the apartment characteristics inventory as documented by the applicant. This will be considered as an inappropriate housing offer. 

Change in health or military status after successfully completing the final screening proces or transfer approval due to The temporary hospitalization or on-duty military assignment of the Head or co-head of Household member, other Household member necessary for the care of the head or co-head OF HOUSEHOLD member, or a personal care attendant listed on the final application or most recent Tenant Status Review (TSR).

Acceptable Documentation:  A statement on letterhead stationery from a Qualified Health Care Provider indicating the name of the individual (must be the Head or Co-Head of Household or other Household Member necessary for the care of the Head or Co-Head of Household or personal care attendant), the date of admission, date of anticipated discharge (if known) or an estimate of the anticipated length of confinement or a statement from the individual's commanding officer indicating the date the active duty began and anticipated length of active duty.

6.3  Occupancy of Accessible Apartments and Apartments with Adapted Features

It is the goal of the BHA to occupy its Accessible Apartments and Apartments with adapted features with a person or persons who has/have a disability that requires the adapted features of the apartment. The BHA shall take the following steps to achieve this goal.

1.  The BHA shall maintain a database of all of its Accessible Apartments and Apartments with adapted features.

2.  The BHA shall utilize this database to match residents and Applicants with a Household Member having a disability with appropriate apartments.

3.  The BHA will offer an available Apartment with adapted features in the following order:

  1. First, to a current Household of another apartment of the same development/AMP, or other public housing development/AMP under BHA’s control, containing a member having a disability on account of which the adapted features of the vacant Apartment are needed. (In effect an Administrative Transfer of the resident Household with a disabled Household Member from the non-adapted Apartment to the vacant adapted Apartment.)
  2. Second, to an Eligible and Qualified Applicant Household on the waiting list/AMP with a disabled household member who requires the adapted features of the vacant Apartment.
  3. Third, to an Eligible and Qualified Applicant or Transfer Applicant Household on the waiting list/AMP that does not require the adapted features of the vacant Apartment.  In this case, BHA will require that the Applicant sign a BHA lease which provides that the Applicant will move to a alternative available Apartment of appropriate size within thirty (30) calendar days when a Disabled Household Member of another Applicant household is identified as needing the adapted features of the Apartment on account of his/her disability.

4.  The BHA shall also maintain a listing of all Apartments with adapted features where the current resident Household contains no disabled Household Member requiring the adapted features.  The BHA Occupancy Department will regularly check this listing to see if there is an Eligible and Qualified Applicant or Transfer Applicant Household with a disabled household member on the waiting list/AMP who requires an adapted feature of an Apartment on the list.

5.  If the BHA finds that there is an Eligible and Qualified Applicant or Transfer Applicant Household on the waiting list with a disabled household member who requires an Apartment with adapted features and there is a current resident Household occupying an Apartment with adapted features not needed by any disabled household member, the BHA shall take the following action:

  1. The BHA will notify the current resident Household of the requirement to transfer due to the existence of an Eligible and Qualified Applicant or Transfer Applicant Household with a disabled household member who requires the adapted features available in the resident’s Apartment. If the BHA identifies more than one Apartment with the necessary adapted features, the resident Household with the shortest tenure in its current Apartment will be required to Transfer.
  2. The BHA will initiate an Administrative Transfer process for the current resident Household. The BHA will identify an alternative appropriately sized Apartment based upon the resident’s current Household composition on a case by case basis pursuant to the Administrative Transfer procedure of this policy. 
  3. The BHA will offer the alternative appropriately sized Apartment to the resident Household. The BHA will also notify the resident Household of their requirement to move within thirty (30) days of this offer.  The resident may request and the BHA may grant a reasonable extension. As part of the transfer process, the BHA will consider any resident request for a Reasonable Accommodation and/or on-site transfer.
  4. If the resident Household fails to vacate the Apartment with adapted features after being properly notified and offered an alternative appropriately sized Apartment, the BHA shall initiate legal action in accordance with the BHA lease.
  5. Once the Apartment with adapted features becomes available, it will be offered to the identified Eligible and Qualified Applicant or Transfer Applicant Household with a disabled household member on the waiting list in accordance with the procedures outlined in this policy.

6.4   Occupancy of Apartments in a Designated Non- Smoking Building. Upon the approval of the Non-Smoking policy the BHA shall implement this policy in the following manner:

A.  Designation of already Occupied Buildings and Apartments as Non-Smoking sites:  On or after September 1, 2012, the BHA shall implement the Non-Smoking policy at all of its BHA Buildings and Apartments. All BHA residents will be required to execute a new Lease or Lease Addendum agreeing to comply with the Non-Smoking policy. Residents shall be notified in writing of the specific date their site will be designated as a Non-Smoking property.

Reasonable Accommodation:  Residents may request a Reasonable Accommodation in relation to the Non-Smoking Policy, in accordance with the BHA’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy. Residents must adhere to the Non-Smoking policy until such time as a Reasonable Accommodation is granted.

In addition, the BHA shall work closely with the City of Boston to offer BHA residents smoking cessation programs.

B.  Designation of Vacant Apartments as Non-Smoking properties: On or after approval of the Non-Smoking policy and in accordance with the implementation date established for each site. Applicants and Transfer Applicants will be required to execute a BHA Lease agreeing to comply with the Non-Smoking policy immediately upon accepting a housing offer assignment. The Applicant and Transfer Applicant shall be notified in writing of the specific date their assigned site will be designated as a Non-Smoking property.

C.  Designation of Vacant Buildings that were vacated for Capital and/or Modernization Work as Non-Smoking properties: On or after approval of the Non-Smoking policy and in accordance with the implementation date established for each site the BHA may designate buildings that were vacated for capital and/or modernization work as Non-Smoking properties immediately as they become ready for occupancy. The BHA shall take the following steps to achieve this goal:

  1. Residents who were relocated (or returning residents) from their site as a result of the capital and/or modernization work and who opted to return to their site after the work was completed shall execute a new Lease or Lease Addendum agreeing to comply with the Non-Smoking policy prior to returning to the site.
  2. The BHA shall maintain a database of all its Non-Smoking Apartments as they are placed back on-line.

Revision date:  8/13/14
 
  1. The BHA will offer an available Apartment at the Non-Smoking Building in the following order:
  • First, to returning residents who were relocated as a result of the capital and/or modernization work and who shall execute a new Lease or Lease Addendum agreeing to comply with the Non-Smoking policy.Second, to a current Resident Household of another apartment, containing a member having a disability for which a Non-Smoking apartment is needed as an approved reasonable accommodation transfer.  In effect, this shall be considered as an Administrative Transfer of the resident Household with a disabled Household Member requiring and approved for a Non-Smoking Apartment. The resident will be required to execute a Lease or Lease Addendum agreeing to comply with the Non-Smoking policy.
  • Third, to an Eligible and Qualified Applicant or Transfer Applicant Household in accordance to their ranking on the waiting list and who will be required to execute a Lease or Lease Addendum agreeing to comply with the Non-Smoking policy.


Revision date:  09/19/16