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TTH Tenants ~ Rental News – June, 2020
For the time being, TTH staff will continue to work outside of the office. Until then, we are still available to meet your rental needs as we work remotely. Please continue to contact Jeremi for rental maintenance and Chassidy to set up payment plans. You can continue to pay your rent by mail, or by placing it in the green rental drop box, and we will mail you a receipt.
Thank you for your continued efforts to pay rent in a timely manner and for staying in communication with Chassidy when payment plans have been necessary.
We will accept payment plans and extend the “No Late Fees” for late rent through the end of AUGUST.
At this time, legislation has NOT been passed for a second direct stimulus check. So, please continue to carefully monitor your budget. If you know your ability to pay rent is still affected by COVID-19, please continue to contact Chassidy directly to set up a payment plan.
We will continue to renew leases, but will be doing so remotely, processing information by email and postal mail. We will not increase rent for any future TTH lease renewals for the remainder of the year.
If you are receiving a physical copy of this letter, it is because we do not have an available or valid email on file for you. Please email Chassidy at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you wish to have your email added to our email list.
We wish you well during this time.
Chassidy and TTH Staff
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Our team of Helping Hammers can assist you with all those outside chores ~ call the Senior Resource Center @ 785.842.0543 for more information.
Density Bonus FAQ’s:
1. What is this Affordable Housing Density Bonus I’ve been hearing so much about?
The Density Bonus is Lawrence’s first city policy specifically supporting affordable
housing. With land and home prices increasing, the proposed bonus would allow affordable
housing developers to build 2 small homes on a single lot with the stipulation that the homes
remain permanently affordable and that each unit meet all parking, setback, and zoning
2. Will the Density bonus cause water runoff or drainage issues?
Lawrence City Code restricts the % of impervious surface per lot. In many cases, two small homes
will allow more green space than 1 large home.
3. Why not just build more affordable housing on the edge of town instead of in my
Affordable Housing is about more than housing. It’s about access to food, services, multi-modal
transportation, and neighborhood culture. TTH is currently developing equitable ownership
opportunities in all Lawrence neighborhoods.
4. Will permanently affordable housing in my neighborhood decrease the value of my home?
Housing in Trust is high-quality, energy efficient housing designed by local architects and
built by local Lawrence contractors. New, infill housing is a benefit to all neighborhoods.
More directly, housing in trust is NOT compared to unrestricted housing when creating county
tax valuations. Housing in Trust has NO affect on the value of neighboring properties.
5. How will the City insure that the Density Bonus is only for PERMANENTLY AFFORDABLE
The text amendment allows use of the Bonus only to organizations who permanently steward
homes with affordability restrictions. The City will require a certification process to
insure eligibility for purchasers and developers.
A huge shout out to the United Way of Douglas County for supporting Tenants to Homeowners and Affordable Housing. Click here for more information.