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  U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald this week thanked members of the California Apartment Association’s Greater Inland Empire Division for helping to end homelessness among veterans in San Bernardino County. In October, San Bernardino County asked CAA for help finding housing for the county’s remaining 200 homeless veterans. This prompted CAA and the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino to host a webinar on how CAA members could help. Several CAA members stepped forward to provide housing, including Cannon Management, the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino, Quality Management Group and National CORE Renaissance.… Read More

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This holiday season, families at Summerset Village Apartments in Fresno have found themselves without heat and hot water. The crisis, which began last month, stems from problems with a gas line and is in no way the fault of the tenants. Gas-line repairs may take more than three weeks to complete. We at the California Apartment Association strongly encourage you to step forward and help these residents. At CAA Greater Fresno, we are contributing at least $2,000 toward this effort. Please join us. To provide financial assistance specifically for residents at Summerset, please visit the Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries donation… Read More

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The California Apartment Association’s Whitney Benzian appeared on television Monday to discuss CAA San Diego’s philanthropic efforts to end homelessness in the city. Benzian, executive director of CAA’s San Diego division, appeared on KUSI’s Good Morning San Diego, along with Kris Michel, CEO of the Downtown San Diego Partnership. CAA’s members have donated about $18,000 to the Partnership’s Make Change Count program to end homelessness. The program allows the public to make donations at collection boxes that resemble red parking meters along curbs in San Diego. KUSI News – San Diego, CA Related content: CAA helps fight homelessness in downtown… Read More

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The California Apartment Association and the United Way have formed a partnership to fight homelessness in the Inland Empire. CAA’s Greater Inland Empire and the Inland Empire United Way announced their partnership Tuesday, Sept. 15. The collaboration will build on successful efforts CAA has already achieved in aiding those in need of emergency shelter and improving the lives of Inland Empire residents. “Inland Empire United Way has a proven framework that will mobilize our members and open more avenues for CAA to help the communities we serve,” said Jennifer Bedford, Board Chairwoman of CAA Greater Inland Empire. Inland Empire United… Read More

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More than 250 golfers and guests gathered Monday in San Mateo for a California Apartment Association event that raises thousands of dollars annually to battle homelessness in the Silicon Valley. The CAA Tri-County Charity Golf Tournament generates money for the Housing Industry Foundation, a nonprofit that helps individuals and families in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties remain in or return to stable housing. The foundation also helps provide renovations to shelters operated by other nonprofits in the region. The amount of money raised by the tournament is still being tallied. Besides assisting HIF, the CAA Tri-County tournament brought rental… Read More

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The above photos come from  the second annual CAA Orange County Charity Gala, held April 22, at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. The event raised tens of thousands of dollars for a United Way program that will help move 12 families into their own apartments through “Rapid Rehousing.”

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ANAHEIM — About 500 rental housing professionals attended the second annual CAA Orange County Charity Gala on Wednesday evening, raising tens of thousands of dollars for a United Way program that fights homelessness. Like last year, Wednesday’s gala is expected to generate upwards of $50,000 for Orange County United Way, which will move 12 families into their own apartments through its “Rapid Rehousing” program. Through Rapid Rehousing, United Way helps families who are either homeless or “housing insecure” return to permanent housing as quickly as possible. Housing insecure denotes families in precarious living situations, such as couch surfing, living doubled-… Read More

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Don’t miss the opportunity to join your colleagues at the CAA Orange County Charity Gala next week. The early bird ticket price is available through Monday, April 20. The CAA Orange County Advisory Board is proud to give back to the local community by partnering with the Orange County United Way to support Rapid Rehousing. The proceeds from this event will help to raise $50,000 to move 12 homeless families into their own apartments. We sincerely hope that you will participate in helping to meet our goal. Read more about the event:  CAA to name Costa Mesa mayor OC Housing… Read More

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A domestic violence shelter in San Mateo County has undergone a major renovation, thanks largely to Essex Property Trust and the Housing Industry Foundation.

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CAA Greater Inland Empire has declared its annual toy and food drive a big success and extends an equally big thank you to all the personnel, residents and members who offered their help and generosity. A sampling of the companies who assisted in the toy and food drive: Burrtec, HD Supply, United Paving, Bluestar Properties, Sares Regis Group (Cape May at Harveston), Western National Property Management (Ridgeview Apartments) and Lincoln Properties (Alvista Portifino Apartments). CAA Greater Inland Empire launched the charitable effort last month, offering members a way to help more than 1,200 children and their families. Donations included items… Read More

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