The creation and preservation of quality rental housing, which remains affordable to lower and low-moderate income residents of Broward County, is the Goal of this Program.
Currently, H.O.M.E.S. owns five (5) single-family houses and thirty-two (32) apartments, on scattered sites within the City of Ft. Lauderdale. These units are leased to qualified lower-income residents.
Property Management is conducted by staff – including leasing, rent collection, income certifications, as well as landscape and building maintenance and repair activities. Because of the close personal oversight of the Rental Program by H.O.M.E.S. staff – lease defaults are extremely minimal, and tenants facing financial issues are provided with appropriate links to assistance from partner agencies.
When funding permits, Financial Education classes are provided to tenants, to assist them with becoming more financially self-sufficient and knowledgeable about financial systems in the greater society (e.g., insurance, car loans, banking, mortgages, pay day loans, etc..).
Our plan is to acquire at least eight to ten (8 – 10) new rental units over the next three (3) years, i.e. by the end of 2019.
In addition to residential rental property, H.O.M.E.S. owns six (6) units of commercial property. These are utilized either by H.O.M.E.S. itself in furtherance of its community development mission, or rented to other community non-profits.
For example, our current commercial tenants include the South Florida Community Land Trust, and the Broward Alliance for Neighborhood Development.
HOMES, INC., PRIVACY NOTICE
HOMES, Inc. strive to ensure and safeguard the confidentiality of all client data. This ensures fair information practices pertaining to openness, accountability, collection limitations, and the purpose and use limitations; access and correction of data collected; and data quality. Client confidentialitypractices must comply with all applicable Federal, State, and local laws. Applicable standards include, but are not limited, to the following:
- Federal Register 69, No. 146 (HMIS FR 4848-N-02) – Federal statute governing HMISinformation.
- The Health Insurance Portability Act of 1996, as amended (HIPAA).
As a client of HOMES, Inc., the following measures have been implemented to protect the unauthorized and/or unintended disclosure of your personal protected information (PPI):
- During admission and through the course of services, our staff will inform you of thepurpose(s) of data collection and obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of your PPI.
- Any client who seeks to review his/her client record, consent, or revoke his/her consent shallmake the request in writing and/or complete the Client Consent Revocation Form.
- HOMES, Inc. will not deny service due to a disability and/or language barrier and will makeprovisions to collect data
- PPI will be used and disclosed only as specified in the privacy notice, and only for the purposesspecified
- All clients have the right to inspect and obtain a copy of their client
- Clients may submit a grievance related to questions or complaints about the privacy and securitypolicies and practices of HOMES, Inc.
MANDATORY COLLECTION NOTICE
We collect personal information directly from you for reasons that are discussed in our privacystatement. We may be required to collect some personal information by law or by organizations that give us money to operate this program. Other personal information that we collect is important to run our programs, to improve services for homeless persons, and to better understand the need of homeless persons. We only collect information that we consider to be appropriate.
We appreciate your cooperation with this process. A copy of the Privacy Notice is available uponrequest.