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University Updates – Fall 2020 reopening

Below are a list of Universities who have provided any kind of update about their plans to resume in-person classes for the Fall 2020 semester.

Clemson University

East Carolina University

Florida Atlantic University

Georgia Southern University

NC State University

UNC Chapel Hill

University of Georgia

University of Texas System

Wichita State University

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Government Resources

We know this is an unprecedented time of uncertainty and anxiety for our residents. We also know that many of our residents are suffering from job losses, furloughs and reduced hours. Fortunately, there is help available. 

Direct Payments

The federal government will be making one-time cash payments directly to our citizens. These payments should be issued during the month of April either by check or direct deposit. How much will you receive?

  • Individuals earning less than $75,000 will receive $1,200.
  • Married couples earning less than $150,000 will receive $2,400.
  • If you have children, you will receive $500 per child.
  • Individuals earning more than $75,000 and less than $99,000 – and couples earning more than $150,000 and less than $198,000 – are eligible for a lesser amount.
Enhanced Unemployment Benefits

If you have lost your job, you can apply for state unemployment benefits. Congress is enhancing state unemployment to provide more income and to cover more people.

  • Adds $600 per week for four months on top of state unemployment.
  • Adds up to 13 weeks of additional unemployment benefits to those already enrolled but who are nearing the end of benefits.
  • Expands the program to include a number of workers not normally eligible to receive unemployment benefits. This includes:
    • Freelancers
    • Independent contractors/gig workers
    • Self-employed
    • Those with limited work history
    • Employees who are still employed, but whose hours have been reduced

It is important to apply as soon as possible.  To help expedite aid, the federal government is funding the first week of benefits to encourage states to waive traditional waiting periods, but it may still take a couple of weeks to be processed

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Local Community Emergency Assistance Resources

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University Emergency Assistance Resources

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COVID-19 Lease Agreement Policy

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every single one of us. This is a challenging time for people and businesses all around the globe. During this uncertain time, we are doing everything we can to keep our residents and employees safe while continuing to meet our obligations of providing essential services to each of our communities we are located in.

Recently, we have seen numerous inquiries regarding terminating lease contracts early and/or foregoing rental payments. We realize many of you are facing unexpected financial hardships which causes a great deal of stress and frustration.

It’s important to understand that all existing rent and related obligations remain in place. The timely payment of rent allows us to maintain our properties, and pay our mortgages, employees, and utilities, as well as local and state government fees and taxes.   

If you are facing a financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact your leasing office. We have implemented policies to help alleviate the financial burden you are facing such as waiving credit card processing fees and postponing late fees.

Know that there are various resources available and we encourage you to identify those offered at the federal and state levels— as well as local community organizations and your University — to help you secure financial assistance, food, and healthcare. We have posted some resource links on our main COVID-19 page.

We will evaluate this situation day to day and continue to find ways to help our residents during this time. The health, safety, and well-being of our residents and employees will remain our top priority.

We thank you for your patience and understanding and truly value each of you as members of our communities.