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Santa Barbara Apartments recognized for consistently low crime rates

photo 2Santa Barbara Apartments, located at 9955 Club Creek, in the Westwood zone of the Southwest Management District, was recognized with the District's Safe Apartment Community Award. The award program was launched in January 2015 by board member Steve Moore, who chairs the District's Public Safety Committee. The award uses Houston Police Department's Part I & Part II crime statistics from June 2015 through December 2015. Santa Barbara Apartments has consistently shown low crime statistics since early 2015.

IMG 9297Mr. Lalit Bhambhani, the apartment owner and property manager, has owned the 176-unit complex since 2001. He is at 98% occupancy and leases 100% of his 1- and 2-bedroom apartments to a very diverse population. School age children attend Alief Independent School District. Bhambhani conducts credit and background checks through the National Tenant Network, and credits having access to helpful resources as a member of Lifestyles Unlimited International, an education and mentor group for real estate investors, for his success. He offers lease agreements with a minimum of 6-months, and many of his tenants have stayed an average of three years.

Surveillance cameras, courtesy patrols, gated access, and active participation in Houston Police Department's Positive Interaction Program, which holds monthly meetings featuring speakers from different divisions, also help Bhambhani provide a safe community for his tenants.

Watch the video of the report by Andy Cerota - Anchor/Reporter at Click2Houston