Each month during 2021, Kiser Group will contribute $2,000 through its Rent Assistance Program on behalf of tenants in need to Chicago-area landlords or property managers to help cover rent owed. Each month we will document how the money was allocated.
April 2021 Rent Assistance:
In the fourth installment of the initiative, Kiser Group worked with DYP Management, a property management firm in Chicago, to allocate $2,000 in rent credits.
“DYP is beyond grateful to have been selected for this rent assistance grant,” said CEO Yorli Huff. “The two families that benefited from the assistance have struggled over the past year due to the pandemic, and being able to have a roof over their heads and one less thing to worry about is like weight lifted, so thank you.”
“Kiser Group has several charitable initiatives, but given the economic hardships people face as a result of the pandemic, we sought a way to get money directly into the hands of those who need it most. We realized our clients would know those most in need of help with rent,” said Lee Kiser of Kiser Group. “Our client’s participation and matching has already resulted in $34,000 of rent assistance this year for Chicagoans in need. We are so grateful for DYP Management’s participation.”
DYP Management Impact Stories
After allocating the rent assistance, DYP Management shared impact stories from the families.
Family A: This family of six received $1,000, and it was very meaningful to help them catch up on rent.
Family B: This family of four has been struggling since the pandemic hit and received $1,000 to cover their past due rent.