Down the hill and up the stairs, there are new neighbors to welcome.
Holly Phillips and her husband serve as the CARES team for the Gables Grandview. It's an outreach program through the nonprofit, Apartment Life. Phillips acts as a liaison between management and new residents, and for her service, the majority of her rent is subsidized.
"Don't forget I'm right in the next building over," she told one new couple at the Gables Grandview.
It’s not only about a place to live, it’s about living in a community.
"Mother Theresa made the comment before she died that the number one disease in America is loneliness," Phillips said.
Isolation is easy, even when you're one of hundreds of people living in an apartment complex.
"Not too many of us want to come home from work and socialize," Phillips said.
That’s why she hits about 50 doors a week to say hello. She also organizes parties for the residents.
"Wine tastings, a luau or a garage sale," she said.
These events help build community and help retain residents.
"There are just too many crises, too many things, too many unknowns that come up that aren't meant for us to do alone," Phillips said.
But here these residents don't have to, because a friend is only a knock away.