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In the wake of the wildfires that have ravaged both Northern and Southern California, the rental housing industry has stepped up in multiple ways to help fire victims recover. In the paragraphs below, we’ve assembled a list of resources currently available for fire victims, including displaced tenants seeking a place to live. We’ve also highlighted some of the ways the rental housing industry and industry partners have already helped in the recovery effort.  Rental housing providers Southern California Alliance Residential Co. is assisting those affected by the California wildfires by providing access to short-term leases and discounted furniture rental rates.… Read More

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If your company is helping victims of California’s wildfires, we’d like to hear about it. As you know, recent wildfires, including the most destructive wildfire in state history, have consumed thousands of California homes, displaced scores of families, and created a massive need for housing assistance and other help. As members of the rental housing industry aid in the recovery effort, we’d like to highlight that assistance on our website. Our hope is to create a one-stop resource page where fire victims, including displaced renters, can find the help they need. Types of assistance might include: Offering short-term leases Waiving… Read More

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At the California Apartment Association, our hearts go out to the victims of the wildfires that have ravaged Northern and Southern California. We know that CAA members are eager to help any way they can. Here are links to some of the agencies that are taking donations: The American Red Cross: Help people affected by the California wildfires by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word CAWILDFIRES to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from these disasters. To donate, click here and use the… Read More

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The California Apartment Association has partnered with the Fresno-based nonprofit A Reading Heart to install mini-libraries in CAA-member properties. A Reading Heart is a book-donation program dedicated to serving children in areas with limited access to books. At 1 p.m. Monday, June 25, CAA and A Reading Heart will celebrate the opening of a mini-library at the Kings View Estates rental community at 2705 S. Martin Luther King Blvd. in Fresno. “CAA is pleased to partner with a wonderful local charity to provide books and promote literacy to children in our community”, said Greg Terzakis, CAA’s senior vice president for… Read More

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Rental property owners and industry partners gathered last month for an annual CAA celebration that helps secure housing for Orange County families. On May 24, more than 400 attendees gathered for the fifth annual CAA Orange County Charity Gala. The casino-themed event, held at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach, provided an evening of good food and fun — all for a good cause. The evening benefited Families Forward, which helps families achieve self-sufficiency through housing, food, counseling, career coaching, education, and other support services. CAA Advisory Board Member, Laura Khouri, said, “The CAA Orange County Advisory Board of… Read More

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The California Apartment Association’s Orange County Division has been honored for its work with Families Forward to help end homelessness in the region. The accolades came April 28 at the 2018 Spirit of Volunteerism Awards. CAA Orange County had been nominated for the award by Families Forward. Matt Buck, vice president of public affairs for CAA Orange County, attended the ceremony. “It was an amazing experience to have CAA recognized at Orange County’s largest event celebrating businesses and individuals who partner with nonprofits,” Buck said. More than 1,000 attendees watched as CAA was announced as Families Forward’s partner, and the… Read More

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The California Apartment Association’s Orange County Division has been nominated by Families Forward for the 2018 Giving is Living Award. “The California Apartment Association has made a commitment to our organization as a true community partner, supporting Families Forward in a wide variety of ways to ensure that parents with children who are in crisis, and living in their car or on the street, have the chance to find safety in stable housing and the opportunity to provide for their family again,” said Madelynn Hirneise, director of property acquisition and management for Families Forward. Hirneise added, “We couldn’t do this… Read More

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The California Apartment Association is leading an effort to identify available housing for residents left homeless by the devastating fires in Sonoma and Napa counties. Some of the displaced families are looking for short-term (up to six months) housing, just long enough for their fire-damaged housing to be rehabilitated. Others are looking for long-term, permanent housing. As the need is great and varied, CAA is calling on the rental housing industry to help identify available units. CAA aims to provide the city of Santa Rosa, as well as Sonoma and Napa counties, with a comprehensive list of vacant units so… Read More

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A number of the California Apartment Association’s corporate members received recognition last month for their work to help reduce homelessness in Orange County. The honors came Aug. 24 as Families Forward held its sixth Annual Housing Partner Appreciation event. Families Forward which helps families achieve self-sufficiency through housing, food, counseling, career coaching, education, and other support services.

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Rental property owners and industry partners took a trip in a cultural time machine last month during the CAA Orange County Charity Gala. More than 400 attendees gathered April 20 at the Hotel Irvine for an evening that boasted …

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