SOCIAL COMMITMENT
The Reliant Group is committed to conducting its business in a socially responsible manner. The company sponsors major ongoing initiatives in service-enriched housing and green building throughout the country.

Service-Enriched Housing
The Reliant Group has partnered with numerous non-profit organizations to pioneer the most innovative service-enriched housing programs in the country. We meet the diverse needs of resident populations to help low and moderate income tenants improve their lives. We serve thousands of low-income households nationwide with our programs.  Sample programs include youth enrichment and development programs, day care, after-school programs, continuing education / GED classes, computer skills training, job skills training, money management classes, recreational opportunities and cultural awareness activities.

Service enriched housing not only benefits the residents, but it also has a positive impact on the property’s overall performance by reducing crime and building a more stable residential community.  Communities in our portfolio that offer robust resident services generally maintain above market occupancy, experience below average turnover, and lower levels of criminal activity.

Resource Conservation and Green Building
The Reliant Group is a nationally recognized leader in resource conservation and green building technology. In 2010, The Reliant Group secured the nation’s largest single allocation of funding from the Green Retrofit Program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a complete retrofit of Haverstock Hills.  In the past decade, The Reliant Group has invested millions of dollars in resource conservation, solar energy installations and green building measures at our properties, and we are constantly working to expand our green building initiatives. (read more)
 
Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation has enjoyed a rewarding relationship with The Reliant Group for nearly a decade. Without the assistance of Reliant, we would not be able to offer the depth or variety of service enriched housing programs that have helped us build thriving communities. We make a difference in the lives of a population that needs assistance. Together, we have set the standard for neighborhood redevelopment and community revitalization.

– Flynann Janisse (Executive Director, Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation)
Green River Nat’l Forest, Dover, VT
On behalf of the Trust for
Public Land’s New England team, we would  like to thank you for the  important role you played in protecting nearly 2,900 acres in Dover. This project was a unique and challenging endeavor that required perseverance and commitment from all parties. Without your hard work and dedication, the protection of this part of Vermont’s landscape and natural heritage would not have been possible. Thank you for your partnership.” 
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– Jeremy Wintersteen (Project Associate The Trust for Public Land)