When AHS Residential heard that a local family of first responders lost their home to a fire, the company wanted to help any way it could. Ryan and Ayleen Aparthy had been fighting the coronavirus pandemic on the frontlines as nurses at Mercy Hospital in Miami.
A fire burned down their family home last month, stripping them of their pets and possessions. AHS Residential was contacted Helping Others and Giving Hope, a Miami-based non-profit, to surprise the family with a brand new apartment at AHS Coral Reef, the company’s newest community.
The family was touring the apartment one morning when AHS Residential surprised them with a key. The Aparthy’s will live at the apartment for six months free of charge.
AHS Residential develops, builds and manages rental apartments for families in urban areas across Florida. The company is working to provide relief for rent-burdened Americans who have been priced out of the market in major metropolitan cities.
Helping the Apathys, the company said, was the right thing to do.
“For months, the Apathy family has put their lives on the line to help our community fight the Coronavirus outbreak. Now, in their time of need, we want to ensure they have a place to call home,” AHS Residential President Ernesto Lopes said in a statement.