National Multifamily Housing Council Supports Industry Initiative to Help Relieve Homelessness

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#cre–The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), which represents the
leadership of the $1.3 trillion apartment industry, has chosen Shelters
to Shutters as their designated beneficiary charity for 2017. Shelters
to Shutters (S2S) is a national 501(c)3 organization that transitions
individuals and families from homelessness to economic self-sufficiency
by educating and engaging the real estate industry to provide employment
and housing opportunities. NMHC and its members have raised more than
$1.3 million for charities since 2012.

“Shelters to Shutters is a non-profit tied directly to the multifamily
industry and we’re thrilled to be able to support their work,” said NMHC
President and CEO, Doug Bibby. “Not only are they giving a new beginning
and pathway to economic self-sufficiency for deserving individuals, they
are providing our industry with quality, motivated and loyal employees.”

NMHC is encouraging its members to join in the fight to end homelessness
and participate in the NMHC Walk/Run to Benefit the Homeless taking
place at the 2017 NMHC Annual Meeting on January 26, 2017. The walk/run
will take place at the Manchester Grand Hyatt beginning at 7:00 AM and
will raise awareness and financial support for S2S.

Founded in 2014 by a multifamily executive, Shelters to Shutters is
currently operating in 11 cities with 13 property management partners
including AvalonBay Communities, Crescent Communities, Equity
Residential, Freeman Webb, Drucker & Falk, Middleburg and Waterton among
others. S2S assists veterans, domestic violence survivors and other
deserving individuals who are ready-to-work and excited for a career in
property management.

To donate, visit https://shelterstoshutters.rallybound.org/nmhc/Donate

Based in Washington, D.C., the National Multifamily Housing Council
(NMHC) is the leadership of the trillion-dollar apartment industry.
We
bring together the prominent apartment owners, managers and developers
who help create thriving communities by providing apartment homes for 38
million Americans. NMHC provides a forum for insight, advocacy and
action that enables both members and the communities they help build to
thrive. For more information, contact NMHC at 202/974-2300, e-mail the
Council at
info@nmhc.org,
or visit NMHC’s web site at
www.nmhc.org.

Shelters to Shutters provides housing and employment opportunities to
the homeless by educating and engaging real estate/property management
leaders and encouraging action within their communities.
Shelters
to Shutters also partners with local organizations that serve the
homeless, veterans, and domestic violence victims to identify successful
candidates for the Shelters to Shutters Program.

Contacts

National Multifamily Housing Council
Jim Lapides, 202-974-2360
jlapides@nmhc.org

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