HOU’s Relocation Services have been an essential part of many successful redevelopment projects. HOU works with redevelopment team members to plan for and carry out the relocation of residents who either must temporarily or permanently move because of property renovations or demolition. It is HOU’s mission to ensure that residents are treated fairly and experience minimum physical and emotional stress during the relocation process.
To date, HOU has successfully provided relocation services and all accompanying technical assistance at 75 properties in 43 cities in the United States. HOU complies with all federal, state, and local guidelines regulating relocation activity and works closely with our clients to ensure that residents receive their housing choices. We are experienced in identifying residents’ housing needs and preferences and have systems in place to house families in new living environments that best suit those needs.
A number of HOU staff are certified to perform Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspections. Our ability to perform this service as part of our relocation contracts can often expedite the lease-up process and the actual pace of relocating affected households from projects slated for redevelopment.
Felix Fuld Development Officially Closes, Relocation Activities Successful
After 46 years of living in the Felix Fuld family development, the thought of relocating was too overwhelming for Anita Fiddemon. Consequently, anxiety seemed logical for someone who had raised all of her children in the same location and had spent more than half of her lifetime there.
For Fiddemon, 69, her greatest battle was the fear of new faces and forming new friendships. But thanks to the professional services provided by Housing Opportunities Unlimited, a private company with a national reputation for innovative support services hired by the Newark Housing Authority, Fiddemon has been able to embrace a new direction in her life at James C. White Manor, 516 Bergen Street. “It was kind of rough, but I am adjusting,’’ said Fiddemon of leaving Felix Fuld. However, she said, “It’s a blessing. I’m very happy.’’ >>> Full Article