NON-DISCRIMINATION: The management agent shall comply with all federal, state and local fair housing and civil rights laws and with all equal opportunity requirements as required by law, including without limitation HUD administrative procedures. Federal laws forbid discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, familial status, national origin or any other Federal, State or Local protected individuals. Discrimination against a particular social or economic class is also prohibited (for example: welfare recipients: single parent households, etc.) These requirements apply to all aspects of Resident relations including without limitation: accepting and processing applications, selecting residents from among eligible applicants on the Wait List, assigning units, certifying and re- certifying eligibility for assistance and terminating residency.
OCCUPANCY STANDARDS: In order to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing, the Resident must comply with the unit size standards established for Robert Smalls Apartments. When an applicant(s) applies for an apartment, they may select the size, floor, type (standard or special design features of accessible unit) of the apartment that they would prefer, within the minimum and maximum occupancy guidelines. Family size and composition must be compatible for units available at the property. In general, the maximum occupancy policy of, “two persons per bedroom” has been adopted at the community. A qualified staff member of Robert Smalls Apartments will advise applicants of the number of unit types available in the development, and the general length of each Wait List, to assist
applicants in selecting the approved bedroom type of their choice. The minimum and maximum occupancy guidelines are as follows:
|Efficiency||1 Person||2 People|
|One Bedroom||1 Person||2 People|
|Two Bedroom||2 People||4 People|
|Three Bedroom||3 People||6 People|
|Four Bedroom||4 People||8 People|
|Five Bedroom||5 People||10 People|
1. A maximum of “two persons per bedroom” has been applied at the community. Family composition (age
differences between children and relationships of adults) and a verifiable medical reason for an alternative
amount of people per bedroom will be taken into consideration.
2. Single persons do not qualify for 2 bedroom units unless:
A person with a verifiable disability who needs the larger unit as a reasonable accommodation; or
A displaced person when no appropriate size unit is available but who agrees in writing to transfer to another unit when one becomes available; or
An elderly person who has a verifiable need for a larger unit; or,
A remaining family member when no appropriate sized unit is available.
3. The need of a Live in Aide should be considered when counting family members in the family size of the unit. (If a relative is considered to be a Live-in Aide, they must meet the three (3) definitions of a Live-in Aide and must sign a Live-in Aide Questionnaire/Agreement. The 3 definitions include the following: A person who resides with one or more elderly persons, near-elderly persons, or persons with disabilities, and (1) who is determined to be essential to the care and well-being of the persons; (2) is not obligated for the support of the persons; (3) and would not be living in the unit except to provide the necessary
4. “Temporarily absent” household members and “permanently confined” household members must be taken
into consideration for family size/composition. (While it is the option of the household to include a
“permanently confined” member in the family size of the unit, the “permanently confined” member cannot
be named as Head of Household, Spouse or Co-Head. If the family chooses to include this member, all
income and allowable deductions related to the medical care of the permanently confined individual are