Rent offer for Hauppauge storm victims
November 16, 2012 by Sarah
Islandia-based property company Heatherwood Communities has a generous offer for families displaced by Hurricane Sandy, one that could benefit Hauppauge residents. The company, which manages 16 rental housing locations throughout Suffolk County, has proposed giving one month’s free rent for individuals and families without housing due to the storm.
Across all rental locations, a spokesperson for Heatherwood Communities indicated there are approximately 200 vacancies currently available. Leased on a first come, first serve basis, the company is particularly looking for renters interested in a longer-term leasing situation.
Heatherwood’s marketing director, Michael Spampinato, stated:
“People have been completely devastated from Sandy. So hopefully we can accommodate as many people as possible.”
In addition to waiving rent for a month, application fees will also be put aside, according to Spampinato. To sweeten the deal, the company has teamed-up with Men on the Move to offer their moving and storage services at half price to dislocated families that sign a lease.
In order to take advantage of the Heatherwood deal, a renter must produce a statement from an insurance company attesting to the uninhabitable nature of his or her prior residence. Spampinato also indicated that, while the company will make a good effort to help out all individuals displaced by Sandy, priority will be given to those that will be out of housing for an extended period of time.
From the local print company ready to contribute flyer printing services to the pizza restaurant that opens early and closes late to feed hungry patrons living in residences without power, businesses have been stepping-up to assist their neighbors coping with Sandy’s aftermath.
Individuals interested in exploring the Heatherwood Communities should contact the company’s leasing director at 631-878-2525.