WHAT IS CONSIDERED A LEASE VIOLATION?
Simply put, a Lease Violation is any act or failure to act that constitutes a breach or infraction of one or more provisions of your Dwelling Lease.
Types of Lease Violations:
Non-payment of rent
Criminal or drug related activity
Serious or repeated lease infractions
Most of our residents abide by the provisions of their Dwelling Lease. However, sometimes a resident fails to pay rent, destroys property or commits a criminal act. When this occurs, HCAAC will take the necessary steps to ensure the community is kept in a safe and healthy condition.
Criminal and Drug Related Activity
HCAAC has a “zero tolerance” with respect to residents’ involvement in drug related or other criminal activity. The Commission will terminate the lease of residents who engage in illegal drug use or drug related criminal activity. Residents will be issued a 30-day notice of lease termination in writing stating the reason for termination and the specific day to vacate.
Serious or Repeated Violations
HCAAC considers all lease violations serious and will consider lease termination on a case-by-case basis. Some examples are:
Failure to report changes in income or family size as required.
Destruction of HCAAC property.
Allowing unauthorized persons to stay with your.
Allowing banned individuals in your unit.
Keeping unauthorized pets.
Display, use or possession of firearms.
Poor housekeeping habits.
Threatening the health and/or safety or other residents or HCAAC staff.
Reporting criminal activity is the responsibility of all residents because all residents are affected by what occurs in their community. Calls for service to the police continues to drop. This reduction in calls illustrates residents’ low tolerance for criminal activity in their communities. Residents of the housing Commission are to be commended for their efforts. The Community Safety Office is available for the residents or the Housing Commission. To report routine or non-emergency situation during normal business hours, please feel free to contact our staff associates:
Lenni Mungo, Community Safety Manager- 410-222-6200, ext. 2140.
To report serious police matters, please contact the Anne Arundel County Police Department at 410-222-8610 or dial 911.