FirstKey Homes Helps Displaced Renters Find Housing In Memphis

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FirstKey Homes Memphis District Office joins a local public-private collaboration to help provide homes for displaced residents after tornado.

“I think our business is already a positive contribution to the economy and the community at large as we help people achieve a basic human need—to find quality housing,” says Cashona Rinehart, district operations director at FirstKey Homes Memphis.

After an EF-1 tornado, with winds up to 105 mph, destroyed the Cottonwood Apartments, an approximately 555-unit apartment complex in Memphis, TN at the end of 2019, the local FirstKey Homes Memphis stepped in to help many of the 300 displaced residents find homes.

Shortly following initial storm recovery efforts, that impacted its own residents, FirstKey Homes contacted The American Red Cross and Leasing Angels, Inc., to help with the post-storm housing efforts. Leasing Angels is a real estate services firm contracted by the Shelby County Community Services Agency located in Memphis, Tennessee. With support from the Shelby County Housing Department, FirstKey Homes Memphis and Leasing Angels were able to assist displaced renters in relocating to available FirstKey Homes.

“I think our business is already a positive contribution to the economy and the community at large as we help people achieve a basic human need—to find quality housing,” says Cashona Rinehart, district operations director at FirstKey Homes Memphis. “But when you are assisting with providing someone a new start, after a traumatic event, it makes what we do even greater and gives it an even stronger purpose.”

“It is important for FirstKey Homes to be a good partner in the communities where we live and work,” adds Rinehart.

“Although formed in the wake of a natural disaster, the outcome of this public/private collaboration is one example of the positive impact that business and community leaders can have on the lives of many people,” states Cecilia Cheeks, vice president of Communications and Community Relations at FirstKey Homes.

FirstKey Homes, a single-family rental home property management company, now has plans to continue working with Leasing Angels, who has agreed to refer their clients to FirstKey Homes when helping Memphis residents find the right home.

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About FirstKey Homes, LLC
FirstKey Homes, LLC is a privately-owned, single-family rental home property management company with corporate headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. FirstKey Homes manages more than 24,000 homes through local operations in Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Memphis, Miami, Orlando, Phoenix, St. Louis, and Tampa/Ft.Myers. With a mission to improve the quality of living for renters across America, FirstKey Homes offers homes that are affordable, free from major maintenance and repair costs, located in a variety of neighborhoods in over 25 major metropolitan markets.

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