National Multifamily Housing Council Designates S2s As 2017 Beneficiary Charity



December 8, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. — 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 12 property management partners including AvalonBay 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.

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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, or visit NMHC’s web site at

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.  To learn more, visit…

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