AUSTIN, TX - January 17, 2014 - HomeCity Real Estate partnered with Foundation Communities Friday, January 17th to plant trees at two communities in South Austin under the Green Building Initiatives. HomeCity worked with Michael Harris and Charlotte Bumbulis from Foundation Communities' Sustainable Projects department. It was a bright, beautiful, slightly chilly day, perfect for working outdoors in Austin, Texas!
HomeCity Real Estate agents that participated met at Cherry Creek Duplexes and then traveled to the Buckingham Duplexes to complete the project. After a brief training session on planting trees, agents planted 10 trees throughout the Cherry Creek Duplex community and and 21 trees throughout the Buckingham Duplex community.
About Foundation Communities
Foundation Communities provides first class, affordable homes and free onsite support services for thousands of working families with kids, as well as veterans, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. We offer an innovative, proven model that empowers our residents and neighbors to achieve educational success, financial stability, and healthier lifestyles. We own and operate 17 properties in Austin and North Texas.
Foundation Communities - Green Initiatives Mission
Foundation Communities (FC) has been committed to building and managing our housing sustainably since 2000. FC's Green Initiatives team works within FC to continually refine our organization's commitment to sustainability. The Green Initiatives team has three main areas of focus:
- Increase the value, durability and quality of Foundation Communities' assets
- Reduce operations costs, resource consumption and associated environmental impacts
- Improve resident and staff quality of life and well-being
Just as Foundation Communities employs a "housing + services" model, the Green Initiatives team uses a "buildings + people" approach, with an underlying focus on measurement.
HomeCity's Community Involvement
HomeCity Real Estate’s commitment to community involvement is exemplified through its continued participation in community service events. During the month of December, HomeCity collected non-perishable food items for the Capital Area Food Bank at its at its office and events.HomeCity also participated in the Salvation Army Angel Tree by adopting several angels. In February, HomeCity will be partnering with The Caring Place and assisting with the Fresh Foods program.
More about HomeCity:
HomeCity Real Estate is a technology based real estate company headquartered in Austin, TX. Founded in 2000, HomeCity expanded to Dallas/Fort Worth in 2007 with more than 75 agents combined today. For more information, or to buy or sell a home in Austin or Dallas visit www.homecity.com.