Eugene Gilligan, Contributing Writer
Houston–Camden Property Trust recently participated in two tree-planting events in honor of Arbor Day. Camden partnered with New Hope Housing and HomeAid Housing, both non-profit organizations dedicated to providing housing for the homeless (New Hope) and for adults living on limited incomes (HomeAid). The tree planting events were held at Brays Crossing and Gracewood, both housing communities for low-income individuals.
New Hope Housing’s core purpose is to create life-stabilizing, affordable apartment homes with a sense of dignity for adults who live alone on limited incomes. Their vision is to develop and operate supportive single room occupancy (SRO) communities for more than 1,000 adults by 2015. HomeAid is a leading national non-profit provider of housing for today’s homeless. The Houston chapter was founded in 2002, and is an affiliate of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA).
This was the first Arbor Day celebration for Camden, says Steve Hefner, Camden’s senior vice president of construction, who says it will become a yearly event. Camden has worked with both of these organizations on developments. It has provided construction services on three New Hope developments, and is now working on a fourth, a multifamily property aiming to secure a LEED Gold or Platinum Rating for Homes.
Camden is also advising HomeAid on ways to build multifamily properties, working with them on such issues as how to secure land, Hefner says.
Camden Property Trust is a real estate company engaged in the ownership, development, acquisition, management of multifamily apartment communities. Camden owns interests in and operates 185 properties containing 63,358 apartment homes across the U.S.