Apartment Wire Newsletter Feature


‘Tis the season to be altruistic, and it is in this spirit that NMHC is happy to share the story of Shelters to Shutters.

The brainchild of Chris Finlay, managing principal for Fairfax, Va.-based Middleburg Management and a NMHC Board of Directors member, Shelters to Shutters helps connect apartment firms with entry-level openings at their communities to qualified, vetted and ready-to-work homeless people in their local communities.

Finlay says the model offers a win-win opportunity for both candidates and participating firms. The industry struggles with high entry-level turnover while candidates need employment. And while candidates also need permanent housing, the industry has a commonplace practice of offering free or reduced-rate apartments in their communities to employees…

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