Bedbug posters available in eight languages

From the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides, important information to share with tenants about bedbug management to help protect tenant health and reduce liability:

“Property Managers can encourage renters to report bed bugs immediately and avoid using total release foggers (or “bug bombs”) with this poster.

Download the 11 x 17 poster (English), print it, and write in your phone number.

Get the poster as a PDF in:
Amharic, Burmese, Chinese, Nepali, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

We also have a short video on bed bugs discussing non-pesticidal strategies for preventing and managing bed bugs in apartment housing. It includes information about potential health risks of foggers, bug bombs, and other chemicals commonly used for bed bug treatment.”

HUD, Nebraska reach agreement on LEP

“According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Nebraska’s Hispanic population with limited English proficiency increased 77 percent between 2000 and 2010. In addition, the state is also experiencing growing populations of persons of Sudanese and Somali origin. In July 2011, HUD reviewed the Nebraska DED’s operations for compliance with civil rights requirements and found that it had failed to comply with its LEP obligations under Title VI.”

View the agreement here: State of Nebraska_vca3-4-2014

Read the press release here

And HUD’s FAQ on LEP is here. (I wanted to include more acronyms here, but thought three was enough)

The Long Road to a Post-Racial World

London letting agents ‘refuse black tenants’

By Guy Lynn and Ed DaveyBBC News, London

“Peter Bolton King, of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, said some practices seen in the programme were “absolutely disgraceful”

Letting agents in London are prepared to discriminate against would-be tenants on the grounds of race, a BBC undercover investigation has revealed.”

Read the entire story here