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Helping the homeless
I had my first experience with renting out my property 17 years ago (man that makes me feel old). I have been a landlord in someway or another almost non-stop since then. Also, I am going on my 9th year of being a Realtor. I have handed over many keys.
But I had my most rewarding experience of handing over keys 2 months ago. I had the honor of giving keys to a woman who has been homeless for years. It was such a privelege to be such a huge part of giving someone a hand up in life! We have a big affordable housing issue here on Maui. I was aware of it but until this year I did not realized the extent of it. I posted a very affordable condo for rent and with in a week I had well over 50 people wanting to see it. I followed the list in the order I received requests. Every single person who came to see it was homeless. All of them were either receiving housing assistance and/or working full time. There were families and single people. Many people complained that although they had been approved for HUD they could not find ... more
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