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A day the Ayala Family will never forget!

November 15, 2013 

This is a day that Jennifer Ayala and her family won’t soon forget.    Today, this very deserving family received a free car from Universal Auto Body in South Orlando. 

Through a partnership with Community Food and Outreach Center, Southern Affordable Services, Inc. was able to nominate Ms. Ayala’s family for this charity car give-a-way.    Ms. Ayala is a New Moves Partnership family who recently moved into a Lake Mary apartment home.   Transportation was holding her back from certain employment opportunities and, more importantly, from getting her son to and from his necessary medical treatments.   We are happy to say she no longer has those obstacles.

Southern Affordable Services is proud to have partnered with these two great businesses to help this family!


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Partnership between eSupply Systems and SAS benefits 50 children with school supplies

Please click the link below to see how 50 children in need were able to receive school supplies thanks to the partnership of eSupply Systems and Southern Affordable Services.


Here are some pictures of the children with their new school supplies. 🙂


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Units Magazine – June 2013 Article featured a family helped by New Moves Partnership

Please click the link below to read how New Moves Partnership was able to help six children who lost their mother and their home.  



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June 6th, 2013 – Celebrating Southern Affordable Services Day

Last year Orlando Major Buddy Dyer declared June 6th Southern Affordable Services Day in recognition of the 100th family that had been helped through the New Moves Partnership Program. One year later, Southern Affordable Services is proud to announce they have helped 180 Families transition from homelessness in the last 2 years.


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Recognition from the Executive Vice President of the Apartment Association of Greater Orlando

Chip Tatum, Executive Vice President of the Apartment Association of Greater Orlando( AAGO), wrote this email to the Leaders of AAGO, to share with them the moving story of a family Lori Trainer, of Southern Affordable Services was able to help. Thanks go out to many members of AAGO as well, because a lot of donations were given to help this family get back on their feet after a tragedy. Please read below for details on this moving story.


Good Morning AAGO Leaders –

 Many of you will recall the tragic story of the mother of 6 who was gunned down in NE Florida at a convenience store.  Her children were forced to move in with their grandparents who did not have the room for them or the resources to care for them.  Peggy Queen, my counterpart at FCAA (First Coast Apartment Association) , reached out to me about it and we both immediately thought of Lori.

 Lori did what Lori does (aka magic) and within days they had a new apartment home, furnishings, and so many other things.  I thought you all might be interested in reading the Justice Coalition’s article about the story and outcome.  http://justicecoalition.org/newspaper/April2013/April_VA_pg-2.pdf

 So many of our members jumped into action to support this effort including our own Donna Reiter, Pete and Dave with CORT, and so many others.  It’s truly a team effort and a great showing for AAGO and the apartment industry!



 Chip Tatum, NALP, CAM, NAAEI
Executive Vice President
The Apartment Association of Greater Orlando
340 N. Maitland Ave
Maitland, FL 32751
Office: 407-644-0539 x-210
Cell: 321-277-8401
Fax: 407-644-6288
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Lori Trainer, VP of Public Relations, SAS, wrote an article about New Moves for the Florida Apartment Associations, Multifamily Florida, magazine

Please click the link below to read the heart felt article Lori Trainer wrote about New Moves Partnership Program. Southern Affordable Services started New Moves Partnership in 2011 to help house families that have become homeless due to no fault of their own. Thanks to the Florida Apartment Association this article will be seen by Property Management Companies throughout the United States.


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Southern Affordable Services continues partnership with the Department of Children and Families

This is a letter from the Department of Children and Families thanking Southern Affordable Services, Lori Trainer for speaking at Mayor Buddy Dyer’s Neighborhood and Community Summit, held on Saturday March 2nd, 2013.

DCF Letter-Mayor Buddy Dyer Summit

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Lori Trainer speaking on behalf of New Moves Partnership for Mayor Buddy Dyer’s Neighborhood and Community Summit

Southern Affordable Services is excited to announce that Lori Trainer has the honor of speaking about New Moves Partnership at Mayor Buddy Dyer’s 8th Annual Neighborhood and Community summit, February 23, 2013. Please click the link below for details.


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Department of Children and Families – Thank you Letter

In October 2012 Lori Trainer, Vice President of Public Relations for Southern Affordable Services (SAS) participated in the “Homeless 2 Home” Panel for the Department of Children and Families (DCF) National Faith Symposium.  Below is a Thank you letter recognizing Ms. Trainer’s contributions to DCF’s homeless family efforts.

DCF Letter

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AAGO acknowledges communities at their Annual Golden Key Awards

The Apartment Association of Greater Orlando held their annual awards dinner on November 3, 2012; the Golden Key Awards. This prestigious award recognizes communities and individuals in the apartment industry for their pursuit of excellence . It is an honor to be nominated let alone win.

We are so proud to acknowledge our SAS winners:

Rookie of the year: Lizette Santiago from Ridge Club Apartments

Service Tech of the year : Nelson Rodriguez from Enterprise Cove

Affordable Community of the Year (under 150 units) : Fountains at Pershing Park

Interior Design on Model, Club House, & Office: Fountains at Pershing Park

Renovated Community of the Year (over 300 units):  Reef Club


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