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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by llama, Jun 9, 2003.
just wondering, is it worth it?
Yes, depends on the property.
lord or lord hud was the worse experience we ever had.Had to pack heat bring a big rottie along in most of the neighborhoods.And on top of that getting paid was a pita.
Debree all over those lawns .
We stuck out like sore thumbs in almost all the the neighborhoods where these homes were.
The neighborhoods were all VFW(VERY FEW WHITES)
I couldn't imagine how bad HUD is in Chicago. I only mow 2 HUD properties both are only a couple of years old. The biggest problem I have is all the children getting in your way once school is out. The property manager usually does a good job of picking up debris. I usually get paid within 2 weeks of sending the monthly invoice. But, I know not all HUD properties are this way.
Do a search, I have posted some real negative things about my experience with hud in the past. Never never ever again.
Here is a thread you yourself started on this same subject 3 months ago...
...and there is many more.
Is your "HUD" like a housing commision? Poor people that gets cheap rent etc!
For the life of me, I cannot imagine having to carry a gun to mow a bloody lawn. As you lot say, "God Bless America." You lot need all the help you can get.
Many members here have previously voiced problems with HUD and 65 hoss has posted some of the links. After doing some additional research here on the site I would visit the properties to see what condition they are in before jumping in with both feet.
what's a HUD?
Housing and Urban Development
H.U.D. - Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The physical conditions and moral personalities of each of the HUD properties is a reflection of the moral personality of the individual district manager in charge of those properties. If the district manager is tolerant of vandalism and criminal activity then he will most likely have employed a superintendant who is tolerant of vandalism and criminal activity.
In my area we had a couple of retired military men as district managers of these properties. They carried over and implemented a certain degree of profesionalism into their programs it took a while but today there is a daylight to dark difference in these properties as compard to ten years ago.
Get good management and you will have good properties to service. Get bad management and you will wished you never considered it. MAKE IT A POINT TO VISIT EACH SEPERATE ONE OF THESE PROPERTIES and speak to some of the senior citizens who live there. Tell them you may be getting the properties to service and you will do them a better than average job. They will appreciate the fact you took time out to consider they want a nicer place to live in and in return they should be inclined to help you. They are the eyes, ears and mouths of these communities. They are the ones who can tell you if the management is on the up and up or not. They are the ones who can tell you if the majority of the tenants can be trusted or not.
The management is the problem and solution not the tenants. Bad management-bad tenents. Good management-good tenants.