Camden, which manages many apartment complexes across the Houston area, wants to help renters who have lost their jobs during the coronavirus outbreak. The company has launched its new “Camden Cares” initiative that will give $2,000 each to residents who’ve recently become unemployed, and they won’t evict residents or charge any late fees during this time.
The new program was announced by Mayor Sylvester Turner during a press conference on Thursday.
“Camden properties, which is one of the largest apartment complexes not only in the city of Houston but in the country, have put together what they call their ‘Camden Cares’ resident relief program [and they are] placing $5 million in their relief fund for their residents and giving a grant of $2,000 to their tenants who have lost their jobs or their income,” said Mayor Turner. “They are also not charging any late fees, no evictions, and they’re working out individual rent deferral plans.”
Mayor Turner expressed hope that other landlords and apartment complexes would follow Camden’s example and provide similar relief for their tenants.
“I want to give a special acknowledgment to Camden Properties. So I certainly want to thank all of them,” Turner stated.
Camden CEO Ric Campo has said the funds will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and that those who receive the funds can use them however they see fit and will not have to pay it back. They hope to begin sending money to qualifying residents as soon as next week.
Make sure to follow Camden on Facebook and check out their Camden Cares page for more information as details are released. If you live at a Camden property, you may also want to talk to your complex manager to find out how you can apply for these grants.
Camden has multiple properties throughout the Houston area, from the Heights to Midtown to Downtown to City Centre and more. The company also maintains its national corporate offices here in Houston. You can learn more at CamdenLiving.com.