CAA South Coast gala raises tens of thousands to help homeless families

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The California Apartment Association threw a charity gala in May, raising tens of thousands of dollars to help homeless families in Orange County.

CAA’s South Coast Division hosted the event Wednesday, May 21, at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim.

The gala supported Orange County United Way’s efforts to move homeless families into stable, permanent rental housing.

“CAA-South Coast was proud to partner this year with the Rapid Rehousing Initiative in order to help families in our community,” said Melinda Graham, chairwoman of CAA-South Coast. “Our inaugural gala demonstrated the commitment that our members have to this community.

CAA is determining the exact amount of money raised through the gala.

The gala also honored Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem Kris Murray for working to ensure families have safe housing throughout the city. Under her leadership, the Anaheim City Council unanimously approved a safe housing ordinance, which protected the rights of property owners without increasing fees on business owners in Anaheim.  Mayor Pro Tem Murray received the CAA-South Coast’s first annual CAA-SC Housing Champion Award for her efforts and leadership in Anaheim.

Kris Murray

Kris Murray

CAA also gave its first Housing Champion Award to Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem Kris Murray, who’s worked to make sure families have safe housing throughout the city. Under her leadership, the Anaheim City Council unanimously approved a safe housing ordinance that protects property owners’ rights without increasing fees on business owners.

“For over 70 years, the California Apartment Association has served as a hub for apartment owners and managers throughout California, standing out as the definitive voice for multifamily housing,” said Tommy Thompson, executive director of CAA in Orange County. “Here at CAA-South Coast, we are thrilled to begin a new facet of our program by recognizing the great efforts and accomplishments of local leaders who are making a positive difference in the lives of families, particularly when it comes to housing, such as Mayor Pro Tem Murray.”

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