House Rules & Violations
Our Core Requirements are the foundation of our homes. Violating these rules may result in immediate termination.
Substances: Possession, consumption of, or being under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or substances on the Banned Substance List at any time. This includes refusal, failure, or attempted manipulation of any urine drug screen or breathalyzer. This is primarily monitored with our room search and urine drug screening policies. See below for these specific policies and how to ensure the home is substance free.
Violence: Acts, threats, intimidation, bullying – of any kind towards a resident, House Manager, or Operators. Acts or threats of violence should be handled on a case-by-case basis. Residents may be terminated, given a written warning, or given a verbal warning if the act is insignificant.
Weapons: Possession of a weapon of any kind, including but not limited to firearms, pepper spray, mace, or knives. Residents may be terminated, given a written warning, or given a verbal warning. Appropriate action should be decided based on the individual circumstances, including the type of item and overall circumstances.
Theft: Theft of another resident’s property, house property, or stealing outside of the house. This includes eating or drinking another residents’ food without permission. Again, discipline should be decided based on the circumstances.
Other Problematic Behavior
Other rule violations and general problematic behavior should be handled at the discretion of the House Manager. In the event of a serious, recurring, or unique situation, the violation may be referred to the Operator. Appropriate disciplinary measures include verbal warnings, written warnings, placing on restriction, or termination. The disciplinary action should fit the violation, such as the examples below:
- Resident arrives back after curfew, permission to leave house is limited
- Resident did not complete chores, resident must do double chores
Conflict Resolution: Issues often come up between residents in the home and must be handled maturely and professionally. If a resolution cannot be reached between residents with a dispute, the House Manager can and must intervene and make the decision between the residents. Always work together to reach solutions that work for all parties involved.