The Art of Education University
A global online graduate university serving thousands of students from around the world.
The Garrett Companies
A national real estate company specializing in multifamily development, construction, and management.
The pandemic has exacerbated many existing societal problems; affordable housing is one. Garrett Companies has made filling this housing void its mission. Among other things, it is pinpointing its affordable housing projects in markets where the cost of housing has outpaced service job wages. Focusing on areas where long cycles of rent increases have put pressure on working class residents, the company seeks to provide affordable, high-quality housing options near great neighborhoods and other amenities. The company wants teachers, police officers, city staff, and other service providers to have the option of living close to work, but also near high-end amenities, low crime, and great schools. The company also hopes to do its part to eradicate the practice of remodeling for the sole purpose of raising rent.