In 2019, New Beginnings designated Steve Baird as our First Ever Landlord of the Year. Recognizing landlords that help us to house our clients is a best practice and is a way that we can encourage new landlords to partner with our organization and to share our gratitude. Steve is Operational Director of Camp Flores in Santa Maria and has helped to house more than 20 of our veteran clients over the years. In 2020, Steve joined New Beginnings’ Board of Directors. For more information about this partnership, please check out our Spring 2019 Newsletter.
In January of 2020, New Beginnings recognized Stacey Rushing as its second Landlord of the Year. Stacey is one of our largest landlord partners in Lompoc and helps us to house veterans. We were fortunate enough to provide her with this award at a luncheon at the Coral Casino that was held for landlords and property managers to learn more about our work. Congressman Carbajal was one of our attendees and was able to congratulate Stacey for her achievement!