anyone ever done work for HUD?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by llama, Jun 9, 2003.

  1. llama

    llama LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    just wondering, is it worth it?
  2. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    Yes, depends on the property.
  3. CO.d 502nd

    CO.d 502nd Banned
    Messages: 288

    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)
  4. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    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.
  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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  6. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    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. :D
  7. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    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.

  8. eaglelawn

    eaglelawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    what's a HUD?
  9. Government agency
    Housing and Urban Development
  10. Lakeview

    Lakeview LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    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.

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