VIENNA, Va. – April 2, 2019 –Shelters to Shutters(S2S), a national non-profit that transitions individuals and families from homelessness to economic self-sufficiency, today announced a $100,000 donation from Miami, Fla.-based Lloyd Jones LLC, a real estate investment, development, and management firm specializing in multifamily and senior housing throughout Florida, Texas and the Southeast.
“The majority of individuals experiencing homelessness in this country are looking for an opportunity to improve and change their circumstances,” said Andy Helmer, CEO of S2S. “This partnership with Lloyd Jones gives us the ability to provide that opportunity to more deserving individuals and their families by strategically boosting our efforts in the Southeast region. We are thrilled that Lloyd Jones is taking a leadership role through this generous contribution as well as partnering to place candidates into full time leasing, maintenance and groundskeeping positions at their properties. Together, we will make a meaningful long-term impact with S2S’ private industry solution to a very public social issue.”
S2S partners withapartment management companies – including AvalonBay Communities, Equity Residential, Gables Residential and Waterton – to place people experiencing homelessness in onsite, entry-level jobs and provide them with housing at the same communities where they work. S2S works with a number of homeless-focused non-profits to identify suitable job applicants, changing the lives of individuals and families and providing quality, motivated employees for a rapidly growing industry in need of talent.
“We are proud to team up with Shelters to Shutters to further the positive impact this organization has on the communities it serves,” said Stacey Hess, head of Human Resources at Lloyd Jones. “As the demand for workforce housing continues to rise in many U.S. markets, so does the need for qualified candidates to work in the property management industry. We look forward to working with Shelters to Shutters as our firm continues to grow.”
83% of the homeless population is situationally homeless due to a life-altering event such as job loss, medical or health emergency, divorce, domestic abuse or the loss of a primary income earner. The donation from Lloyd Jones will help further ensure S2S can serve people who want to work and return to a life of self-sufficiency but may not receive the governmental support services needed.
S2S relies solely on private companies, foundations and individual donors to support its operations which provide a hand up not a hand out to individuals and families on their path from homelessness to economic self-sufficiency.
Since its founding in 2014, S2S and its multifamily partners have assisted individuals and families out of homelessness in markets throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Northeast, South and Texas.
About Shelters to Shutters
Shelters to Shutters 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. 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. More information can be found at www.shelterstoshutters.org or by following the organization on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
About Lloyd Jones LLC
Lloyd Jones LLC, is a private-equity real estate firm that specializes in multifamily and senior housing. With 38 years of experience in the real estate industry, the firm develops, acquires, improves, and operates multifamily and senior housing communities throughout Florida, Texas, and the Southeast. The firm is based in Miami, Florida. Its partners include institutional investors, family offices, individual accredited investors, and its principals. For more information, visit www.ljasl.wpengine.com or follow the firm on LinkedIn or Facebook.