Harbor Park Apartment Homes, in Partnership with UC Berkeley Lawrence Hall of Science and Fighting Back, Builds a New Apartment Community Model for Vallejo
VALLEJO, CA (October 5, 2011) – On September 29, 2011 Harbor Park Apartment Homes, a Klein Ventures Property professionally managed by Phoenix-based Alliance Residential Company, hosted a community event where they introduced the Klein Financial Corporation (KFC) Cares Program designed to build and improve the community through a variety of unique services and education-promoting efforts, and brought their community residents and the greater neighborhood together with food, games and music.
Over 250 residents, and neighbors of all ages celebrated from the afternoon into the early evening enjoying games and dancing to music from the local radio DJ , DJ Rell at 89.5FM. Radio talk show personality, Erica Blue, served as a co-host announcer for the festivities. A Community Mural, “We Are Community” was hand-painted by residents of all ages from Harbor Park, capturing this spirit of coming together and creating a colorful and enduring mark of community spirit. The University of California, Lawrence Hall of Science Innovators Laboratory program was presented by their staff to the family and children of the community; many of the children currently participate in this robotics and science education program that is hosted across the street from Harbor Park in the South Vallejo Community Center.
In addition to the fun, Harbor Park introduced the KFC Cares Program comprised of initiatives designed to improve the lives of individuals within the greater community. Bob Klein, President of Klein Financial, stated: “We have created the KFC Cares Program for all of our properties because we have demonstrated that commitments to special programs for our residents and their families can dramatically improve their lives and the sense of community for the apartment community. When the residents and their children are fully engaged with these programs, their successes are accelerated and amplified; we know that together we can make a difference.” Such progressive programs include the unique One Touch Savings and Service program, the University of California, Lawrence Hall of Science Innovators Laboratory scholarship program, and the Vallejo Neighborhood Watch Program.
The unique Harbor Park One Touch Savings & Service program, exclusive to Klein Financial Communities, offers residents savings through exclusive discounts to a wide array of businesses, and a concierge service designed to make life easier, including, for example, preferred access to concert tickets, cab reservations and daily wake-up calls. “The coupon discounts could save a resident family up to $250 a month or more; our Property Manager uses the discount program and she has realized even larger savings,” acconding to Mr. Klein.
Harbor Park is also deeply committed to education. Harbor Park has partnered with the University of California, Lawrence Hall of Science Innovators Laboratory to offer program scholarships to the property’s high school students. The programs are free to all Harbor Park students, and the high school students receive a $500 annual stipend when they participate in the most advanced program. In addition, at the beginning of the school year, Harbor Park hosted a successful “Gear Up for Success” event for the community where over 100 Harbor Park school children were provided basic tools for success, each receiving his or her own backpack filled with fun and necessary school supplies.
In a wider community focus, Harbor Park has created a South Vallejo Neighborhood Watch program, steered by the Harbor Park Community Officer, Denard Fobbs, in collaboration with Mr. Washington Davis, a retired Oakland Police Officer who lives at Harbor Park. This Neighborhood Watch is supported by the local nonprofit group, Fighting Back Partnership, that has involved 3,500 neighborhood residents in 10 Watch areas. The program is nationally recognized by the Coalition of Anti-Drug Communities of America. Denard Fobbs recently joined the staff of Klein Financial Corporation as the Community Outreach Officer. Mr. Fobbs continues to serve as a Captain in the US Marines Active Reserve; he recently returned from two tours in Iraq.
Harbor Park Apartment Homes is leading the market in programs designed to enhance and improve the lifestyle of its residents and the greater Vallejo community. Mr. Klein closed his remarks by stating, “I want to thank all of our resident families, the University of California Berkley Lawrence Hall of Science, Fighting Back, FM Station 89.5, and the Alliance Residential property management staff for their work with Klein Financial in making Harbor Park an unmatched, in fact extraordinary, North Bay apartment community.”
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About Harbor Park Apartment Homes
Harbor Park Apartment Homes provides all of the benefits of a suburban neighborhood with easily accessible urban conveniences. Harbor Park offers two- and three- bedroom apartment homes that are among the largest in the metro area. Professional landscaping and a picnic area with a state-of-the-art playscape offer abundant outdoor living areas to enjoy the fresh Pacific Ocean breezes. A renovation program is in place which will further improve resident living including private garages and a clubhouse with a fitness center and business center. Located within minutes of local Vallejo schools, parks, and neighborhood dining & retail, Harbor Park provides a unique sense of neighborhood and community.
Klein Financial Corporation is a leading-edge innovator in residential apartment communities that include an affordable housing component. Klein Financial Corporation believes there is a responsibility to provide affordable housing to our teachers, our public workers, our first responders, and all those members of our communities who contribute to our daily lives but lack the incomes to afford the market rate prices of high quality rental housing. Klein Financial Corporation has led the development and/or the financing of over 10,000 units during the last 30 years. Its principals and/or the corporation have been recognized for their outstanding contributions by the California State Legislature, the US Department of Interior (for US Historic Site Restorations), the California Housing Finance Agency, and a number of cities and housing organizations.
Alliance Residential is a fully-integrated multifamily real estate operating company focused on the development, acquisition, construction and management of residential and mixed-use communities in the United States. Headquartered in Phoenix, Alliance has 17 regional offices divided among six regions throughout the U.S. Over the past 11 years, Alliance has become one of the largest private apartment owners and the 15th largest management company in the nation, boasting a $6.0+ billion portfolio, 46,500 units in 24 metropolitan markets and a presence in 13 states (including Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington). For more information, visit www.allresco.com.