Military housing partners continue to keep residents supported during COVID-19. Hunt Military Communities has taken a number of steps to ensure both employees and residents can work and live safely in their military communities. HMC leasing offices remain open virtually to complete leasing tours, move-ins, and move-out inspections while exterior preventative maintenance work continues. Late fees have been waived for residents and HMC team members have been offered an increased rate of pay.
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Since mid-March, Hunt Military Communities (HMC) has been working and living under the current COVID-19 recommendations from State governments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Hunt Military Communities Pandemic Task Force has put in place precautions and initiatives to help protect the health and well-being of its employees, residents, clients, and vendors. As a result, modifications have been made to the traditional working environments and to HMC communities and operations.
More than 7,000 washable facemasks have been made available to employees, whether working on-site or remotely. Through its Facebook pages and email system, as well as a dedicated internal Coronavirus hotline, all HMC employees and residents are provided with frequent updates on the company’s response and actions related to COVID-19 and programs we have made available to support employees and their families, as well as avenues for communication.
… On our military communities, where our families are acutely impacted, HMC has waived late fees for residents, and enhanced operating procedures have been established. Maintenance team members have remained on-site to respond to any urgent or emergency service needs. They are completing exterior preventative maintenance, and working to assist these military families virtually with any routine requests or needed supplies. These team members have been offered an increased rate of pay during this time. Extra precautions and preventative measures are being taken to ensure the health and safety of our families and employees utilizing all CDC guidance with personal protective equipment and social distancing. Our leasing offices are open virtually and we have successfully completed leasing tours, move-ins, and move-out inspections through Facetime, Skype and Zoom meetings. Residents are provided with resources to help keep families informed and entertained.
A social media strategy was developed to engage residents during this time. This includes family resources, useful information, uplifting and inspirational messages, and games.
In cooperation with the Military Family Advisory Network (“MFAN”) and other project owners, HMC has helped displaced military families affected by the halt of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves. In these cases, emergency housing and short-term leases have been made available.
… The Hunt Heroes Foundation, HMC’s 501(c)3 non-profit, has committed $40,000 to military families in need, and continues to work directly with each base command to provide services.
“We are very focused on doing the right thing for our military families,” said John Ehle, President of Hunt Military Communities. “Now, more than ever, we need to work together to find additional ways to support those who sacrifice so much.”