Arbors Management, Inc. Gains Management Of Valley Stream Apartments in Delmont, PA

Arbors Management, Inc. Gains Management Of Valley Stream Apartments in Delmont, PA

DELMONT, PA – Arbors Management would like to announce the recent management of Valley Stream apartments in Delmont, PA. This is the fourth acquisition of management of a large housing complex for Arbors in 2022 alone; it is clear that business is not slowing down any time soon and the team at Arbors is thrilled to add this property to their portfolio.  

Located in Delmont, PA and originally constructed in 1971, Valley Stream Apartments is a community of 7 buildings consisting of 66 market-rate units and 88 Section 8 units. The property has 112 one-bedroom apartments and 42 two-bedroom apartments, totaling 154 units.

Under new ownership and management, the property will receive nearly 2 million dollars in upgrades over the next twelve months. This will include many updated kitchens, bathrooms, flooring, along with new roofs, asphalt, heating systems, and much more.

Within just a few miles of Valley Stream, you’ll find spots like Pedora Park, Kovalczik Park, and the Westmoreland Heritage Trail. Valley Stream is in Franklin Regional School District and is just minutes from Routes 22 and 66, providing residents with easy access to grocery stores, gas stations, convenience stores, and more.  

Since 1982, Arbors Management, Inc. has built a portfolio of over 4,000 residential units with a large majority in the affordable housing segment across Western PA and West Virginia, and it continues to grow each year. Everyone at Arbors Management is looking forward to making Valley Stream a fantastic community to call home!

If you’d like to learn more about how Arbors can help you manage your property, please contact us.

Read the article online in the Pittsburgh Business Times here.

How We Keep Our Clients in Compliance with the Law

How We Keep Our Clients in Compliance with the Law

By: Nick Griffith & Nicole Fandel, Director of Conventional Housing and Marketing Specialist

How We Keep Our Clients in Compliance with the Law

One of the most important facets of property management is maintaining legal compliance. As daunting as that can be for one owner, Arbors has a dedicated Compliance Department to ensure that you and your property are in the clear.

So how do we keep our clients legally compliant? We’ll break that down in this article over these five different categories:

  1. Fair Housing
  2. Occupancy Permits
  3. Inspections
  4. Reasonable Accommodations and Reasonable Modifications
  5. Compliance Department Review


1. Fair Housing

First and foremost, we want to make sure your property is compliant with fair housing regulations, one of the most important aspects of managing rental properties. How do we keep you in compliance with fair housing law? 

One of the best ways for us to do this is through our screening criteria. We’ve developed our screening criteria over the 40 years that we’ve been in business and abide by that criteria on properties that we manage in order to avoid any fair housing violations.

In an effort to eliminate unfair advantage or preference among applicants, we process applications by the standards set by the Pennsylvania State Law. We also process applications in the order that they are received.

Additionally, our agents representing you have their real estate salesperson license. With this comes continuing education to ensure we stay up to date with all legal requirements and updates pertaining to keeping you compliant with local, state, and federal laws. 


2. Occupancy Permits

Another way that we keep you in compliance is by keeping your property in rental housing code compliance with any state, local, or municipality housing standards. One of the items that is included in many of these local requirements is an occupancy permit or a rental registration. 

If you do have a rental property under our management, we will take care of occupancy permits or rental registrations required by any local municipality or governments. This includes:

  • Payment on our clients’ behalf of rental registration fees
  • Coordinating and potentially attending occupancy inspections
  • Arranging any repairs needed in order to stay compliant with local municipality occupancy standards


3. Inspections

We perform annual inspections – we call them interim inspections. At these inspections, we’re looking for common things at your property that are required by the local municipalities to make sure that you’re able to obtain occupancy permits. The most common things are:

  • Smoke detectors
  • Carbon monoxide detectors
  • Handrails
  • Any other obvious safety deficiencies at the property

If we do find that any of these items need attention, we will address them. 


4. Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications

Occasionally, a resident may request for a reasonable accommodation or a reasonable modification to your property.

We are trained and well-versed in the requirements necessary in order to approve or deny these requests.

We will handle the proper paperwork and forms to document the request to complete everything, all while making sure – you guessed it – that you are staying in compliance by abiding by fair housing laws when accommodating or denying a request.


Here’s the difference between the two:

Reasonable Accommodation: request for a change in our policies and procedures to accommodate a resident for a need that they have.

*Responsibility of the landlord to pay

Ex: Allowing a service animal to occupy a property with a no-pet policy


Reasonable Modification: request to change the physical nature of the property to accommodate a resident for a need that they have.

*Responsibility of the resident to pay

Ex: Installing a ramp to the front entrance of a property because the resident is wheelchair bound


5. Compliance Department Review

Any new residents moving into your property will be reviewed by our Compliance Department in order to ensure that we met all of the screening criteria appropriately.

A few items that the Compliance Department review are:

  • The lease
  • Application
  • Credit and criminal reports
  • Photo identification
  • Proof of income

If they do find any errors or discrepancies, our management staff will be alerted and those will be corrected as soon as possible.


Arbors Management Keeps You Compliant

With over 40 years of experience in property management in Pittsburgh, Western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, we’ve learned a thing or two about legal compliance.

When you hire Arbors Management to manage your property, you are also hiring a dedicated Compliance Department that ensures that you and your property are operating within the bounds of the law.

If you have any questions about our professional Pittsburgh property management services, including how our Compliance Department works, please contact us through this form, or give us a call at 1 (800) 963-1280.

Disclaimer: We are not attorneys and the information herein is not intended to be legal advice. Please consult with your attorney for any matters pertaining to your specific situation.

Property Spotlight: Donnan Avenue Apartments in Washington, PA

Property Spotlight: Donnan Avenue Apartments in Washington, PA

By: Nicole Fandel, Marketing Specialist


Welcome to Donnan Avenue!

Are you looking to live in an area that’s close to everything that Pittsburgh has to offer yet still has the cozy hometown feel of Western Pennsylvania? Well, we’ve got you covered!

We currently have 2 apartments available located at 395 Donnan Avenue in Washington, PA. Each spacious unit is newly renovated and has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, along with plenty of windows letting in lots of natural light.

Our building on Donnan Avenue has a laundry room for resident use as well as a parking lot in the back – never worry about trying to parallel park on a busy street again! Not to mention, the building is just minutes away from I-70.

A Sneak Peek at Unit 6:



A Sneak Peek at Unit 24:



What Does Washington, Pennsylvania Have to Offer?

But, these apartments aren’t just close to I-70; they are within walking distance of different shops, restaurants, and businesses like Dollar General, Walgreens, Goodwill, PNC Bank, Post Office, Little Caesars, Subway, and much more! Our Campus - Washington & Jefferson College

Not to mention, Washington County is the home of Washington & Jefferson College, only a 4 minute drive, as well as the Pittsburgh Tanger Outlets, only a 10 minute drive! Near the outlets, you’ll find Pittsburgh’s famous Sarris Candies shop, Chick-fil-A, Hobby Lobby, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Walmart, Target, Sam’s Club, and plenty more.

At 395 Donnan Avenue, you truly are just minutes away from everything you could want or need – don’t pass up this opportunity because it won’t be around much longer!

Interested in a Donnan Avenue apartment?

If you’re interested in filling out an application or learning more about living at 395 Donnan Avenue in Washington, PA, please take a look at the Appfolio pages for apartment 6 or apartment 24. You can also contact portfolio manager Karina Smoke at 412-930-4925 or for more information or to schedule a tour!

Property Spotlight: Weston Arbors

Property Spotlight: Weston Arbors

By: Nicole Fandel, Marketing Specialist, and Glenda McCrary, Property Manager at Weston Arbors

Welcome to Weston Arbors! 

Weston Arbors 1-minWeston Arbors is a high-rise apartment building consisting of 8 floors and a total of 119 one-bedroom apartments, each equipped with a refrigerator, range, individually controlled heat and air conditioning, wall to wall carpeting, and a private balcony. We have onsite management, maintenance, and a resource coordinator, onsite laundry facilities, and a large community room and lounge for residents to enjoy – not to mention a gorgeous view of the West Virginia mountains!

In case you didn’t know, Weston Arbors was built in 1980 but has undergone recent renovations! Some of these updates include new carpeting in the hallways, new carpeting and seating in the community room, removal of multiple trees on the property to allow for more natural light, and more. 


What’s Around Weston Arbors?

While we have the privilege of privacy, we are located within walking distance of Dollar General and Lewis County Park. We are also within a few minutes of local shops and restaurants like Giovanni’s, the Lewis County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Shop ‘n Save Express, and more.

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About Weston, West Virginia

A fun fact about Weston is that it is the county seat of Lewis county, where General Stonewall Jackson grew up during the Civil War. Weston, WV is also home to one of the largest hand-cut stone buildings in the world. It was built in 1864 and originally was a mental hospital, but now serves as a National Historic Landmark and offers ghost tours. Weston is also known historically for its large contributions to the glassmaking industry (source, picture source).

A Look Inside Our Homes

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About the Manager: Glenda McCrary

Weston Arbors - Glenda McCraryProperty manager Glenda McCrary has one daughter and has been married since 11/11/2011 – she also is from a family of 10 children! Originally working as a nurse, Glenda thought it was time for a change and decided to jump into the world of property management. She has been a part of the Weston Arbors community since October of 2014 and hasn’t looked back since!


Interested in Weston Arbors?

If you’re interested in filling out an application or learning more about Weston Arbors and all we have to offer, please take a look at our property page or contact property manager Glenda McCrary at 304-269-7344 or

Arbors Management, Inc. Gains Management of Towne Towers in Oil City, PA

Arbors Management, Inc. Gains Management of Towne Towers in Oil City, PA

OIL CITY, PA – Arbors Management, Inc. is thrilled to announce the gain in management of Towne Towers, a Project-Based Section 8 apartment building designated for elderly persons located in Oil City, PA. The building consists of 100 one-bedroom apartments and has onsite management and maintenance, onsite laundry facilities, a community room with a full kitchen, a lounge, and mailboxes located in the lobby.

With yet another recent addition to the company’s portfolio, Regional Manager Katie Finnefrock is excited to oversee the building and said, “we look forward to providing excellent service for Towne Towers and its residents by managing with integrity, a culture of excellence, and providing community value.”

Within just a few minutes of the building, you’ll find Family Dollar, the local library, Giant Eagle, CVS, the local post office, YMCA, YWCA, Rite Aid, and plenty more! According to, “Oil City’s location along the Allegheny River in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains provides excellent opportunities for exploring Northwestern Pennsylvania. The city is also home to multiple historic districts with a plethora of locations listed on the National Register of Historic Places such as the National Transit Building and the Oil City Armory.” With plenty of shopping and beautiful scenery in Oil City, residents of Towne Towers will always have something to do!

Since 1982, Arbors Management, Inc. has built a portfolio of over 4,000 residential units with a large majority in the affordable housing segment across Western PA and West Virginia, and it continues to grow each year. The team at Arbors Management is looking forward to building a lasting relationship with the community at Towne Towers.

Read the article online in the Pittsburgh Business Times here.

If you’d like to learn more about how Arbors can help you manage your property, please contact us.