FAS has experienced tremendous success and growth on a national scale in recent years, and we’re excited to be able to share that success by supporting and giving back to our local community
Austin, Texas (PRWEB) May 04, 2012
Employees with Field Asset Services will put their property rehabilitation expertise to use in a new way this month as the company takes part in a home building project with Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County.
Field Asset Services (FAS) is the nation’s leading provider of pre-foreclosure, REO and renovation field services to the mortgage servicing industry and residential housing investors. Volunteer construction teams with the company are helping to build what will be the 50th Habitat for Humanity home in Williamson County, and will be on site several days during the month of May to support the project.
“This is a wonderful opportunity, not only for the family who will receive the home, but also for FAS employees participating in the project,” said Shannon Kirchoff, Assistant Vice President of Resident Services for Field Asset Services, and the company’s team lead on the Habitat for Humanity project. “FAS has experienced tremendous success and growth on a national scale in recent years, and we’re excited to be able to share that success by supporting and giving back to our local community. In a time when so many families are struggling with home ownership, it’s gratifying to be able to help build what will one day become someone’s home.”
Williamson County’s latest Habitat for Humanity house is being built off of Gattis School Road in Round Rock. Construction kicked off in late April and is expected to be completed in early June. In addition to working on site during the project, FAS employees also will participate in the dedication ceremony, during which the owners will officially be presented with keys to their new home.
For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County, please visit http://www.williamsonhabitat.org.
About Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County (HFHWC):
Founded in 1999, Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County (HFHWC) is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. By partnering with families in need, along with community volunteers and donors, HFHWC builds affordable ownership homes for very low-income families in Williamson County – offering them a hand up, not a handout. In 13 years, the organization has worked with more than 15,000 volunteers and community donors to empower 49 families to become homeowners. Families who are selected for a Habitat home invest a lot of effort into achieving this dream, including 300-500 hours of “sweat equity” to help build their own homes. They purchase their homes with a zero-interest mortgage provided by HFHWC structured not to exceed 30% of their monthly income. Some families go on to purchase market-rate homes, creating a new cycle of opportunity as their Habitat homes become available again in the community affordable housing pool. For more information, visit http://www.williamsonhabitat.org.
About Field Asset Services
Field Asset Services (FAS), a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ: FSRV), is the premier Property Preservation, REO Maintenance and Repair Services company in the United States, servicing more than $10.8 billion in residential assets on behalf of its clients. FAS works with 30 mortgage and asset management clients nationwide, servicing more than 130,000 active properties on a recurring basis. For more information about FAS, please visit http://www.fieldassets.com
FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ: FSRV) is a global leader in the rapidly growing real estate services sector, providing a variety of services in commercial real estate, residential property management and property services. As one of the largest property managers in the world, FirstService manages more than 2.3 billion square feet of residential and commercial properties through its three industry-leading service platforms: Colliers International, the third largest global player in commercial real estate services; FirstService Residential Management, the largest manager of residential communities in North America; and Property Services, including Field Asset Services, one of America’s largest providers of property preservation and distressed asset management and FS Brands, one of North America’s largest providers of property services through franchise networks.
FirstService generates over US$2.2 billion in annual revenues and has more than 20,000 employees worldwide. More information about FirstService is available at http://www.firstservice.com.