Quarterly Maintenance Inspections
The Housing Authority of Owensboro’s maintenance will be entering public housing units on a quarterly basis to change furnace filters, check water heaters, check for gas leaks, check pilot lights, and check smoke detectors.
Semi-Annual Housekeeping Inspections
The Housing Authority of Owensboro will inspect each public housing unit semi-annually (every six months) to ensure that each unit meets the Housing Authority of Owensboro’s and HUD’s Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) and to ensure the family is maintaining the unit in a safe and sanitary condition.
If any employee and/or agent of the Housing Authority of Owensboro have reason to believe that an emergency exists within the housing unit, including unsafe and unsanitary living conditions, the unit can be entered without notice. The person(s) that enters the unit will leave a written notice to the resident that indicates the date and time the unit was entered and the reason why it was necessary to enter the unit.
Integrated Pest Management Inspections
The Housing Authority of Owensboro has developed an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) system to better control pests in the apartments. Your apartment will be inspected on a quarterly basis, or sooner if needed, for general pet control between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For this system to be effective all residents must do their part by keeping their apartment clean and uncluttered. Reducing clutter is critical to prevent any type of pest infestation. For more information on IPM review the HAO Housekeeping handbook.
Pest Control Schedule
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1st Tuesday & 1st Wednesday – February, May, August, November
2nd Tuesday – February, May, August, November
1st Tuesday, 1st Wednesday & 1st Thursday – March, June, September, December
1st Tuesday – January, April, July, October
2nd Tuesday – January, April, July, October
3rd Tuesday – January, April, July, October
Service Day Inspections
If your apartment is found to have pests, the Housing Authority will treat your apartment for the pest and will also place your apartment on a monthly inspection until the problem is solved. You are expected to cooperate with controlling the problem. Keeping your apartment clean is your responsibility.
Reporting a pest problem in your home
Any time you have a pest issue please contact the Housing Authority so we can inspect your home and remedy the situation.