Lead by example and have an impact. Be passionate about company success and do what it takes to enjoy your work and appreciate your colleagues.
Say what you think and make tough decisions wisely. Take smart risks and ownership of mistakes while always doing the right thing.
Promote innovation and seek to understand as you challenge prevailing assumptions. Evolve by creating new ideas and assume nothing.
Work as a team and share information openly and proactively. Welcome insight, listen well, and be respectful.
Alva began working for LHP in 2014, but her relationship with affordable housing actually began more than 25 years ago. When she first moved to the Knoxville area, Alva heard about Section 8 housing and applied to live at The Pines, a local property that LHP currently owns. Alva resided there until 2008. She credits her opportunity at The Pines with allowing her to pay for both her son and herself to attend college while also operating her own construction business. When the real estate market crashed, a friend told Alva about an opening for a Section 8 Assistant Manager. She was hired for the job and ended up falling in love with the work. Alva now works at LHP’s Lincoln Manor. She encourages residents to go back to school by sharing her story and stressing the importance of education. Two of her residents have enrolled in college and a third is seriously considering it. Alva’s manager says she is an “asset to the team who is very well rounded in property management.” In her free time, Alva enjoys shopping for antiques with her mother, fishing with one of her older brothers, and reading.