Other lease-related forms you may want to use
The Violence Against *Women Act (*Not only for Women BTW) is an emergency transfer request if any tenant on the lease is feeling in danger in their home of physical violence/abuse from a domestic partner or people around them. Contact the Services Office (608) 467-7223 if you would like to discuss filing this or for help completing and submitting this for a move so you may feel safe in your own home.
If you find your physical abilities are changing over the time of your lease, and you need some assistive pull bars or hand-rails put up, or maybe even be moved to an apartment with wheelchair access or on the first floor. You would first want a medical professional to write a letter describing the kind of accommodation needed. Some we can do right away, for moves- wheelchair accessible units are difficult to come by, but if we do not have one, if appropriate- we will transfer your request out to the CoC (Continuum of Care- all the other permanent, supportive housing providers in Dane County- so that as appropriate units open up, they are offered to you. Again, with this the Services office is happy to help gather, complete and submit your requests to the Administration for requests they can accommodate, and if they can't on to the CoC.
If you have serious reasons and justification to request to move to a different unit, you can request a move to another HII unit. These transfers are expensive and take a lot of work turning over 2 units for HII, so we can't do them lightly. Some reasons for internal transfers- if both you and your roommate or partner are both qualified clients (both turned in your Verification of Disability and Verification of Chronic Homelessness forms in when you moved in) and you cannot live together anymore- one may request to move into a different unit. It may be an answer to a VAWA (above) request for a move to a safer location. The administration considers each request individually, and will let the requestor know if they can or can't approve the request, and the reasons why. Contact the Services Office (608) 467-7223 if you would like to discuss filing this or for help completing and submitting this for a move
IF you no longer can live at HII, because you have been given a 30-day notice with no right to cure, or are being non-renewed, or need to move urgently for a VAWA request and can't wait for something with Housing Initiatives, Inc. to open up- this is the first step that Services will help you with. Because it is our first priority to keep our clients housed in permanent, supportive housing. Contact the Services Office (608) 467-7223 if you would like to discuss filing this or for help completing and submitting this for a move
IF your Dr. writes a letter of support to get an emotional support animal (dog or cat) you are allowed one animal per household. Some of our sites have a dog weight limit, so it's important that you contact our Property Manager before getting a dog. Property Manager number is (608) 620-1752 Then have our services team help you with the Emotional Support Animal form for Housing Initiatives, Inc. and submit it to the Administration. We also can hook you up with WisCares for Veterinarian care for pet owners who have no or low income. We also have pet supplies at the Servies Office like dog food, dog treats, kitty litter and cat food.