Many Texas Apartment Association member companies contributed to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, in a variety of ways.
Apartment Data Services (ADS) gathered data on the location and number of seriously damaged units in the Houston area, and established a portal. ADS surveyed the entire HAA owner/management membership by phone and updated numbers daily. ALN also contacted properties in the area and compiled information about availability and specials. Entrata, MRI Software, Smart Apartment Data Services and Yardi also developed available housing portals, which are included on TAA’s Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Resources page.
Apartment List made a $10,000 contribution to the Houston Apartment Association Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, which channeled money to the Greater Houston Community Foundation Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
Bell Partners made a contribution to the American Red Cross.
Chadwell Supply supported efforts by Hatching Hope to bring disaster relief kits into the area. The company also allowed the organization to use its warehouse as a staging area, contributed cleaning supplies and encouraged its employees to support efforts to collect and distribute supplies and relief kits.
CoreLogic made a $250,000 seed donation to the Operation HOPE Disaster Relief Fund, which underwrites efforts to provide necessary support to victims of natural disasters through HOPE Coalition America, the Operation HOPE National Call Center and resources on the ground. Operation HOPE works closely with the American Red Cross and FEMA to provide free financial services to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Dayrise Residential raised more than $70,000 for the Houston Food Bank.
The Dinerstein Companies has contributed $25,000 to the JJ Watt Foundation hurricane recovery effort.
Entrata matched up to $10,000 contributed to the American Red Cross through its donation link.
Hatching Hope, an Alabama-based organization that supports residents displaced by natural disaster, received donations from a number of apartment management and supplier partner companies for Harvey relief, including HD Supply, Sherwin-Williams, Greystar, Brookside Properties, Lincoln Property Co., SPM Property Management, Hawthorne Residential Partners, Bell Partners, Abbey Residential and Carter-Haston Real Estate Services, Wood Residential Services and Providence Management Company.
Hunters Cove Apartments set up a gofundme page to solicit donations to help Matagorda County storm survivors, with proceeds benefitting the local United Way.
Lennar, the parent company of LMC, pledged $1 million to the United Way of Greater Houston Flood Relief Fund, and matched employee contributions.
Lincoln Property Company set up an online donation portal to raise funds for supplies, food and shelter for its Houston residents affected by flooding, and its in-house Lincoln Charities assisted its employees who experienced losses.
Lowes handed out Lowes relief buckets with supplies in Rockport for neighborhoods most impacted by wind and rain.
Several LumaCorp maintenance professionals took personal leave to assist with rescue and recovery operations.
Madera Residential collected donated items from employees and residents and transported them to the affected area.
Masco, the parent company for Behr Paint and other supplier partners, matched employee donations to relief efforts and Texas team members organized drives to help affected employees and customers.
Milestone Management and Starwood Capital Group matched donations made by employees through a one-time payroll deduction, offered incentives for residents to contribute and invited supplier partners to contribute as well.
Monogram Residential pledged $10,000 to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund and encouraged its employees and residents to donate to that fund, the Red Cross and the Houston SPCA.
Nitya Capital and Karya Property Management’s relief efforts included starting a Harvey Disaster Relief Fund to assist people in need in the community, contributing $15,000 to local non-profits providing shelter, food and clothing to Harvey victims, and establishing a clothing drive for flood victims at its communities.
Northland Investment Corporation contributed $100,000, split between the American Red Cross and Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. The company also matched up to $25,000 in contributions made by employees.
Bill Nye, a TAA conference speaker with Berger Rental Communities in Wayne, PA reported the company raised $4,260 and matched all contributions, for a total of $8,520 to be contributed to the American Red Cross
RealPage set up a Hurricane Harvey Employee Emergency Fund to help employees impacted by the storm and flooding, encouraged employees to contribute to the Red Cross and collected supplies to assist survivors.
RentPath contributed $10,000 to the American Red Cross and gave employees a way to donate as well.
Weidner Apartment Homes contributed $10,000 to the American Red Cross, and matched 100 percent of the funds for “Texas” t-shirts sold on a partner’s website and contributed to the Red Cross.