October 2020 Edition
Abigail Benefield is just one of our scholarship awardees for the Spring 2021 semester. She was referred to the scholarship by a current recipient, Alexis Hampton, and she will be attending the University of North Texas and will be studying Biomedical Engineering.
Abigail comes highly recommended to the program and was involved in many activities during high school:
-Intramural Sports (Flag football, soccer, indoor soccer) at UNT Fall 2019 to Spring 2020
-Phi Theta Kappa Member of Collin College chapter, 2017 to 2019
-Volunteer work at Bonton Farms in Dallas, July 2017
-Outstanding Female Member of Symphonic IV band in 2016

Abigail has an associates degree from Collin College and says of the Atlantic Housing Foundation Scholarship, "this scholarship will help me tremendously and take a huge weight off my shoulders, allowing me to focus on my studies. I am so grateful and appreciative of this opportunity". Congratulations, Abigail! Find out more about our scholarships in this edition of the Community Service news!
The New Community Service Newsletter
Atlantic Housing Foundation Gives Back
In the month of November Atlantic Housing Foundation celebrates our residents! We are thankful for each and every resident who live in our communities! In November at each of our communities we will be planning ways to give back to our communities. We also will be giving an additional $500,000 in scholarships to students in need with our special Spring 2021 Student Housing Scholarship. Students who are returning to campus after the COVID-19 pandemic who are in financial need can apply for this one-semester special housing scholarship which will be awarded in the Spring of 2021. For more information and specific requirements please visit our website. In this edition of the Community Service News you will find information about our partners, programs, and special employee spotlights that will help you learn more about our organization and what we do to give back.

The Atlantic Housing Foundation is committed to excellence in service and a focus on giving back to the community. We operate under a set of core values that drive our business goals and everyday operations. These are:

Continuous Improvement
Investing in Human Capital
Passion for Service

This commitment shines through in all that we do. Atlantic Housing Foundation cares about our residents, staff and partners. Please reach out to us if you have a comment, question, or concern at questions@atlantichousing.org. We are here for you!
Partnership Spotlight
JEWEL Foundation, Irving, Texas
You just never know who is going to show up when the JEWEL Foundation delivers their meals. Pictured here, a special guest shows up to help volunteers deliver the meals at Heather Ridge Apartments.
Shown above Chase from Paw Patrol helps deliver meals to Heather Ridge Apartments.
Chase from Paw Patrol is on the scene at Heather Ridge Apartments as they team up with the JEWEL Foundation to feed the community!

Students receive a pre-packaged meal from the foundation. Residents simply pull up, give them the child’s name and birthday and receive meals every Monday and Wednesday.

Thank you to the JEWEL foundation, we are grateful for all you do to help us give back in our communities!

**JEWEL Foundation provides meals at Hillcrest Apartment Community in Euless, Covington Creek Apartment Community in Irving, and Quail Ridge Apartment Community in Fort Worth.
Staff Spotlight
Our Staff Make a Difference!
We want to give a warm welcome to Anna Bobo, Resident Services Coordinator at Quail Ridge Apartments. Anna joined us in September and has already expanded her partners to include United Community Centers. United Community Centers will be providing snack lunches on Saturday and Sunday at Quail Ridge Apartments. Anna also has maintained the relationships built before she started as Coordinator, and has continued the partnership with JEWEL Foundation who delivers meals throughout the week at Quail Ridge.
Way to go, Anna, thank you for all you are doing for the residents of Quail Ridge Apartments and welcome to Atlantic Housing Foundation!
Trunk or Treat
No Tricks, Just Treats!
As our Resident Service Coordinators begin the "hybrid" services, Tamara Canzater of Waters at Longcreek and Waters at Fairfield communities in Columbia, South Carolina found a way to treat her residents to a special trunk or treat activity. Providing candy and activities pre-packaged and ready to go, Tamar was able to use local and CDC guidelines to safely distribute both treats and craft activities to children in the Waters at Fairfield community. With a successful distribution at Waters at Fairfield, and lots of happy customers, she is planning another distribution today at Waters at Longcreek. "Safety is our number one concern. We make sure that we are engaging with our community and still providing services, but we do it in a way that is safe for everyone involved". Great job, Tamara!
Scholarship Spotlight
Spring 2021 Scholarship Cycle : Awardees
The Spring Scholarship Cycle for 2021 has come to a close. Atlantic Housing Foundation Awarded three academic awards and five housing awards for a total award of approximately $180,000. Please stay tuned to our Facebook and next newsletter for more scholarship student spotlights!
In order to help students return to school, Atlantic Housing Foundation is launching a special spring 2021 housing scholarship. This effort will be focused on new residents and will award approximately $500,000 to deserving young men and women who are returning to school after the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information and to apply visit www.atlantichousing.org/scholarships/special-scholarships today or click on the button below.
Spotlight on Excellence
On November 5, 2020, Dan French, Board of Trustees Chairman for Atlantic Housing Foundation, will be honored for his service on the Board of Directors. He will be presented with an Outstanding Directors Award from the Dallas Business Journal for his twelve years of excellence in service. He was the President and CEO of Atlantic Housing Foundation until 2008 and has been in the affordable housing field for thirty years, with forty years of experience in the areas of development, finance, operation, appraisal and real estate brokerage. Congratulations on this great accomplishment and award!
Coming Up Soon
Coming Up Soon
'Tis the Season for Giving
December is the month we focus on you, our families! We will have opportunities for you to give and receive at our communities. These young men enjoyed the Angel Tree last year at Silver Leaf Villas Apartments. This year our Resident Services Coordinators will continue the tradition of giving and receiving with Angel Tree and Adopt-a-Family Trees springing up in the office. Keep an eye out for your opportunity to participate and be an elf-helper or sign up to receive if you are in need.

We look forward to this long-time tradition of Atlantic Housing Foundation.
The Atlantic Housing Foundation Way
Sandie Fauss, Editor
Director of Community Services
To find out more about Atlantic Housing Foundation, click on the links below or visit our website.
Community Service questions related to our COVID-19 response? Email questions@atlantichousing.org.