‘Landlord Santa’ helps provide a warm and Merry Christmas for area children in need
By Mark Hansel
NKyTribune managing editor
Santa Claus is not always a guy in a red suit that lives at the North Pole.
For the children of some area residents, Santa is their landlord.
Jesse Brewer is the owner and founder of Cincy Area Properties in Covington. He is also a Boone County Commissioner and a former police officer, which provided the inspiration for his Landlord Santa program.
“We got the idea from Shop with a Cop,” Brewer said. “I talked to my office manager and said, ‘man, we should do something like this,’ take kids shopping for coats, hats, gloves, toys.”
That was ten years ago and that first year, six kids signed up and four participated.
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