Modern Home Builder - Winter 2018 - 105
The National Multifamily Housing Council is
focusing its charity on fighting homelessness
The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) has selected Shelters to Shutters (S2S) as its designated beneficiary
charity for 2018. S2S is a national nonprofit that transitions
individuals and families from homelessness to economic
self-sufficiency by partnering with apartment management
companies. NMHC, which represents the leadership of
the $1.3 trillion apartment industry, and its members have
raised awareness and more than $1.3 million in financial
support for charities since 2012.
This marks S2S's second consecutive year as NMHC's designated beneficiary charity.
"Shelters to Shutters is doing vital and inspiring work
in the fight to end homelessness. We're thrilled to be able
to support its critical mission for a second straight year,"
says Doug Bibby, president and CEO of NMHC. "This organization is providing the apartment industry with loyal,
hard-working and high-performing employees. We could
not be more excited about the work S2S is doing."
S2S and NMHC are also partnering for a "40 for 40" campaign in celebration of NMHC's 40th anniversary. The campaign's goal is to sign up 40 new multifamily partners to assist S2S with its mission. 40 for 40 will launch at the NMHC
annual meeting, Jan. 16-19 in Orlando, Fla., and will run for
40 consecutive business days following.
AvalonBay Communities, Colliers International, Cortland Partners, Entrata, Equity Residential, Middleburg and
Waterton have already made a pledge for the campaign.
"We are truly honored to be named by NMHC as its designated charity for 2018," says Andy Helmer, CEO of S2S.
"Their past support of our organization has proven invaluable to us as we expand our reach and change more lives. We
anticipate that 2018 will be a time of tremendous growth
and accomplishment for S2S, and having NMHC as a partner
will help make that happen."
S2S currently partners with more than 20 apartment
management companies and works with a number of homeless-focused nonprofits to identify suitable job applicants. )
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