Shelters to Shutters Launches Operations in Houston

Names City Advisory Board for Greater Impact in Lifting Individuals Out of Homelessness and Announces April 2nd Hiring Event

HOUSTON, TX. – March 11, 2020 –Shelters to Shutters (S2S), a national non-profit that transitions individuals and families from homelessness to economic self-sufficiency, launches full-time operations with an April 2nd hiring event and the appointment of a Houston City Advisory Board (CAB). The CAB will build partnerships and capacity in Houston to further expand S2S’s innovative approach to lifting individuals out of homelessness and into employment and housing.  Real Estate partners for the non-profit venture include Adara, Gables, and Waterton.

“After the success of a year-long pilot, we are excited to begin full-time operations in Houston with the launch of our CAB,” said Andy Helmer, CEO of S2S.   “Crossing multiple industries, these business leaders bring a range of knowledge and a lot of passion to bring our private sector solution to the issue of homelessness in Houston. We look forward to working with them to increase support and awareness about Shelters to Shutters’ program and accelerate our ability to change the lives of more individuals and families in the Houston area who are experiencing homelessness.”

The City Advisory Board will oversee S2S planning and operations in Houston. “Shelters to Shutters’ unique approach of offering both housing and employment through partnerships with apartment industry companies will have lasting impact in Houston,” said Dave Prince, Jr., City Advisory Board Member.  “The April 2nd hiring event is the first step in matching ready-to-work individuals with jobs and housing.”

Houston City Advisory Board members are: Michael Bent, VP Finance & Treasurer, Exterran Corporation; John Clayton Brett, Partner & Chief Commercial Officer, Millennial Energy Partners; Katie Croasdale, Sr. VP, Guaranty Bank & Trust; Luis de la Fuente, Chief Audit Executive, BBVA USA; John Edward Durbin, Interim Treasurer-Global Treasury Operations, PMC Treasury, Inc.; Tim Greene, Business Development Manager, Deep Imaging; Chad Kalland, CEO, Vecta Environmental Services, LLC; David Prince, CEO, Korvation; Jacinth Smiley, VP & Chief Accounting Officer, LyondellBassell; David Williams, President & CEO, Genesys Works;

About Shelters to Shutters
Shelters to Shutters is a national 501©(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. Across the country, Shelters to Shutters pairs leading property management professionals with individuals experiencing homelessness who are ready to work. The result is an innovative program that provides mentorships for careers in property management, along with full-time employment and housing opportunities for individuals facing homelessness and a pipeline of high quality, motivated employees for the multifamily housing industry. S2S was recently featured in The Washington Post.  More information can be found at or by following the organization on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.



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