COVID-19 – Office Closed
We hope that you and your families are staying safe in this time of uncertainty. For the health and safety of our residents,communities, and staff the office will be closed to all residents until further notice please communicate any issue by calling the office at 607-257-2707 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rent and other paperwork will still be received via mail or drop box at the Hanshaw Village office.
Mailing Address : 7 Lake Country Ave, Ithaca NY 14850
We are here to support our employees residents and communities and above all encouraged all to stay safe and smart during this pandemic.
Furthermore, we understand that residents either have or may become affected by COVID 19 financially. As we stay up-to-date an information we would like to issue the following list of programs in the Tompkins County area that can assist with rental payments. Do not hesitate to call our office with any questions.
Thank you all.
Ithaca Housing Authority: 800 S Plain St, Ithaca, NY 14850 , (607) 273-8629
Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services (INHS): 115 W Clinton St, Ithaca, NY 14850, (607) 277-4500
Tompkins County-Department of Social Services: 320 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850, (607)-274-6580
The Salvation Army: 150 N Albany St, Ithaca, NY 14850, (607)273-2400
Catholic Charities of Tompkins:324 W Buffalo St, Ithaca, NY 14850 ,(607) 272-5062
Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County:118 N Tioga St Suite 304, Ithaca, NY 14850 , (607) 273-8686
American Red Cross: 618 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850, (607)273-6684
HOW TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR THE WINTER MONTHS
1. Skirting should be installed per the manufacturer’s instructions, keeping in mind to allow adequate ventilation so that odor or condensation problems do not occur. Make sure all drain lines from the air conditioner, heat pump, etc drain to the outside of home skirting.
2. Close all access points in skirting to keep rodents and other wild animals from living underneath your home.
3. Adjust storm door closures for proper closing action and latch function to prevent excessive air infiltration.
4. Vent the clothes dryer directly outside the home. Improper venting will contribute to major condensation problems in the home.
5. Water lines should be protected by wrapping them first with an approved heat cable. Install the heat cable per the manufacturerâ€™s instructions, which may vary according to the type of water riser in place. At the beginning of cold weather, check to be sure heat tapes are plugged in and in good working condition. If you are planning on being away for an extended period of time, it is best to shut off water supply completely.
6. Sewer lines should be installed to allow proper angle for good drainage. If your sewer line has any sag or low spots, tie the line up to the frame or place a block underneath. Water will lie in these low spots and freeze.
7. Furnace filters should be installed and cleaned regularly (monthly) as air cannot pass through a dirty filter thereby increasing your operating cost.
8. Check for ice or snow buildup around your furnace or water heater roof caps. It is important to keep this area open to provide for proper operation.
9. During periods of severe cold, leave cupboard and closet doors open at night and when you are away so that heat may circulate in these otherwise cold areas.
10. Avoid pouring small amounts of liquid into sinks and toilets, as a small amount of liquid by itself may freeze in your drain in severe cold weather. Do not leave a small stream of water running from the faucet as this may cause sewer lines to freeze.
11. Check the underside of your home for any holes in the belly board. Be sure all heat registers are in working order and sealed. Replace any inoperative or damaged registers.
12. On multi-section homes, make sure crossover pipe is installed to both halves of the home and are in good working condition. There should be no holes and no water in this pipe and it should be fully insulated.
13. Check to be sure heat tapes are plugged in and in good working condition.
14. Fix all plumbing leaks to keep sewer line from freezing. Sometimes toilet tank leaks can be small and unobservable. To check the tank for a leak, tie the float up in the evening; and if the tank is lower in the morning, you will know that you have a leak.
15. Keep any fuel tanks as full as possible to avoid freezing.
16. Unhook garden hoses in order to allow freeze-proof faucets to drain.
Your manufactured home manual will give you other tips that can be helpful in not only preventing costly repairs associated with freezing, but also to enhance the energy efficiency of your home.
Recipe of the Month
- 1 15-oz. can black beans
- 1 15.25-oz. can corn, undrained
- 1 10-oz. can Rotel tomatoes, undrained
- 1 package ranch dressing mix
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 1 Tbsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1 8-oz package light cream cheese
- 2 chicken breasts
- Drain and rinse the black beans. Place chicken at the bottom of the crock pot, then pour out the whole can of corn (undrained), Rotel tomatoes, and black beans on top of chicken.
- Top with seasonings and ranch dressing mix. Stir together.
- Place cream cheese block on top. Cover with lid and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
- After the cooking time is over, take chicken breasts from crock pot and shred and add back to the chili. Stir together and enjoy
PREP TIME 10 MIN | COOK TIME 6 HRS | SERVINGS 4
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