Steele Properties continues to monitor the current environment as the situation continues to change and evolve. We are, first and foremost, committed to the health and safety of our residents, team members, vendors, partners and the communities that we own and manage. We have adopted new policies and procedures during this crisis that follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations and comply with all state and local government mandates to help reduce the spread of the virus.

Offices

  • All our offices are closed to the public.
    • We are in the office to handle emergencies, do administrative work and take deliveries.
  • Our offices can be reached by email, phone or fax.
  • For lease and rental inquiries, please call the community or visit www.monroegroup.com.

Deliveries & Vendors

  • Offices: please call us or use the entrance ringer to contact us to let you in.
  • Resident: please deliver directly to residents; the office no longer accepts resident packages or deliveries.

Residents

  • Please comply with city, state and local governments mandates and orders about COVID-19.
  • All common areas are closed (except as authorized by Monroe for an Essential Activity) to prevent the spread of COVID-19 until further notice. Please refrain from using and do not hang out in common areas.
  • Our offices are now closed to you, our residents, and the public. We are in the office for emergencies, administrative work and deliveries.
  • We are no longer accepting resident deliveries or packages at the office. Deliveries will be made directly to your apartment entrance or you will need to call your delivery carrier (like Amazon or FedEx) to make arrangements to pick up your delivery.
  • Rent checks and money orders should be mailed using the US Postal Service or by depositing your check or money order in your community’s drop box. Please make sure you fill in all blanks and include your apartment number.
  • Update us right away if your job and income changes.  We will make Tenant Income Reporting (TIR) forms available outside of your community’s office during normal business hours for you to complete and return via email, fax, US Mail, or the community drop box.
  • Certifications continue to be required. Use email, fax, US Mail, or the office drop box to send us your certification paperwork. We’ll call you to conduct your certification interview.
  • We have limited our work in your home to emergencies only.  .  If you have a non-emergency maintenance request, please be patient as we wait for CDC, Federal and State guidance to resume normal operations before we complete those repairs.
  • We are cleaning and sanitizing the common areas daily in addition to our regular cleaning routine and have posted signs detailing our sanitizing work.
  • The Laundry Room is open, but residents are asked to follow social distancing rules (stay 6 feet away from another person) and limit their time.

Woodside Village


Steele Properties completed a significant $5 million rehabilitation at Woodside Village, a 100-unit Project Based Section 8 family property located in McKinney, TX in 2013, including $165,000 on important safety and security upgrades.

Felicia Graves, Woodside Village Community Manager explained, “Prior to the security improvements, I received numerous complaints and many lease violations ranging from drug use to violence including many shootings. There were many reports of assault, burglary, disturbance, domestic violence and trespassing.”

Steele Properties made following upgrades and property enhancements to increase resident and staff safety and security:

  • Upgrading the entire property by investing millions of dollars in rehabilitation and renovation
  • Installing of new security cameras
  • Upgrading security monitoring systems including installing a license plate camera
  • Upgrading light poles
  • Adding new security patrols by the McKinney Police Department to ensure resident safety
  • Installing new light fixtures to improve lighting and visibility throughout the property complex

Graves said, “I’ve seen many significant security improvements throughout my three years as community manager at Woodside Village Apartments and have developed close relationships with our current tenants. We have removed the bad tenants who caused many of our security problems due to our wonderful partnership with our police department.”

Security patrol is now provided by the McKinney Police Department to ensure resident safety and has made a big difference. “I have seen a lot less traffic throughout the property and there has been a large reduction in violence,” said Felicia. “Now that residents know we have security patrol as well as monitoring cameras, people are much more careful about what they do and are more respectful of the property.”

Total crime dropped 81% since Steele Properties took ownership of Woodside Village. Disturbance dropped 92%, trespassing 97%, domestic violence 71%, drugs/narcotics 92% and burglary declined by 100%. Crime data from the McKinney Police Department shows a significant drop in total crime since 2011. The largest declines include assault, burglary, disturbance, domestic violence and trespassing:

Woodside village crime reduction data

A recent Woodside Village resident safety and security survey was conducted: 100% of responders felt that the security improvements improved safety and that they feel much safer than before with 90% of responders strongly agreeing. One resident commented: “I think the manager at Woodside is doing a great job helping residents feel safe. As long as we all stay together as a community, things around here will get even better.” Another resident said: “I don’t feel any danger here. I see kids playing outside all the time and as long as they feel safe, then this is a good place to call home.”

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