Every month during 2021, Kiser Group will contribute $2,000 through its Rent Assistance Program on behalf of tenants in need to Chicago-area landlords or property managers for rent owed. Each month we will document how the money was allocated.


Rent Assistance Update

In the latest installment of the program, Kiser Group allocated $2,000 in rental assistance through Urban Alternatives, Inc.

“For more than 25 years, we’ve proudly served the Chicagoland area by providing affordable apartments our residents are happy to call home,” said Roman Viere, Vice President at Urban Alternatives. “Unfortunately,  sometimes the comfort of home is threatened by experiences beyond a person’s control, and that’s the case with the three recipients of this month’s donation. We are grateful to offer our residents help through Kiser Group’s Rent Assistance Program.”

“Kiser Group has several charitable initiatives, but given the economic hardships people face as a result of the pandemic, we sought a way to get money directly into the hands of those who need it most,” said Lee Kiser of Kiser Group. “We realized our clients would know those most in need of help with rent, and we are grateful for Legacy’s participation.”


Urban Alternatives, Inc. Impact Story

After receiving the $2,000 rental assistance allocation, Urban Alternatives shared the following update:

“We gave $1,250 of the assistance to a couple who had just found out the wife was diagnosed with cancer,” said Francesca Burns, Urban Alternatives, Director of Sales and Tenant Relations. “They were dealing with lots of uncertainty regarding her job and health, so they really appreciated the assistance and were very grateful. We gave the remaining $750 to someone who has been a good resident for five years but recently fell behind and has been having trouble keeping up with their payments.”


Kiser Group Staff