Don't get caught in the dark by the new light bulb law!
Please click on the link, below, to read about the newest mandatory changes to light bulb manufacture. Housing project managers: this article would make an excellent addition to your tenant newsletter. Maintenance technicians: learn how to translate the new packaging before purchasing more light bulbs for your complex. New Year, New Light Bulbs!
There’s no place like (a SAFE) Home
Is your apartment “baby/toddler-proof?” The Tom Sargent Safety Center website offers a wonderful selection of safety checklists in English and Spanish. Click on the website address below to download safety checklists for your home. www.ohsu.edu/xd/health/services/doernbecher/patients-families/safety-center/about/brochures-fliers.cfm
You can also purchase childproofing materials and safety equipment at the Safety Center, which is located in the Doernbecher Children's Hospital Lobby, 700 SW Campus Drive Portland, Oregon 97239. Phone: 503-418-5666.
When Opening Windows – Stop and Lock at 4 inches
Window falls are predictable, therefore preventable. Click on the web link http://www.stopat4.com/ for information on what families can do to prevent child window falls, where families can find information on what kind of window stop, lock, or guard is needed for their particular windows, and where educators can learn about the issue and disseminate this injury prevention message. We need your help to reduce the risk of injury to children – please learn about window falls and take action!
Reduce Fires on Your Property!
For Owners, Managers, & Maintenance Staff: There are many things managers and property owners can do to mitigate and reduce the severity of fires on their property. Identifying access issues, building deficiencies, and unsafe tenant behavior can mean the difference between life and death when fire breaks out. Use the TVF& R Self-Inspection Checklist and Tenant Space Checklist to help make your complex safer!
Landscaping without toxins
Playgrounds and gardens are very important to the residents of a multifamily housing community. Disengaging from landscaping practices that dump pesticides into the soil protects children, adults, and other living creatures that inhabit green spaces. Interested in a more organic, healthy landscape? Click on the link below for some excellent resource information! http://www.beyondpesticides.org/programs/lawns-and-landscapes/overview
Mediation Services for Tenant Disputes
Mediation can stop disagreements before they can escalate into full-blown fights between tenants and tenants or tenants and management. Here is a list of mediation service providers in Oregon.
Portland Metro Area
Beaverton Dispute Resolution Center 503-526-2523
East Metro Mediation 503-618-3247
Resolutions Northwest 503-595-4890
Clackamas Co. Dispute Resolution Center 503-655-8850
Neighbor to Neighbor 503-585-0651
Linn-Benton Mediation Services 541-928-5323
Community Mediation Services, Polk Co. 503-623-3111
Community Mediation Services, Lane Co. 541-344-5366
Mediation Works 541-770-2468
Common Ground Mediation Center 541-476-2422
Douglas Co. Neighbor to Neighbor 541-957-8282
Central Oregon Central OR
Dispute Resolution Center 541-383-0187
Six Rivers Mediation Service 541-296-5220
Eastern Oregon Mediation Center 541-786-0270
The Oregon Coast
Conflict Solutions, Tillamook Co. 503-842-1812
Lincoln Community Dispute Resolution 541-574-9846