VIENNA, Va. – Shelters to Shutters (S2S), a national non-profit that provides talent for the multifamily real estate industry while transitioning 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.
“This investment gives us the ability to bring our proven model to the Orlando area and begin operations with a local Executive Director and City Advisory Board. We are thrilled that Lloyd Jones is paving the way to make this growth possible. We believe this will be just the start of multifamily companies in Florida partnering with us to provide employment and housing opportunities to the deserving individuals we serve,” David Williams, President and CEO, Shelters to Shutters
S2S partners with over 40 apartment management companies – such as Lloyd Jones Multifamily Management, AvalonBay Communities, Gables Residential and Freeman Webb – to place people experiencing situational homelessness in on-site, entry-level jobs and provide them with housing at the same communities where they work. Each participant is provided with career mentoring and access to support services to ensure a successful long-term transition. 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 partner with Shelters to Shutters to bring this impactful program to Florida,” said Chris Finlay, Lloyd Jones CEO. “As the demand for rental 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 to find new talent to meet this growing demand for our industry while simultaneously changing lives for the better.”
Eighty-three percent of those experiencing homelessness in the U.S. are 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 Shelters to Shutters can serve more people who want to work and return to a life of self-sufficiency.
Shelters to Shutters currently operates in five major markets: Atlanta, Charlotte, Houston, Nashville and the National Capital Region. Orlando will be the sixth market for Shelters to Shutters.
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 companies with individuals experiencing homelessness who are ready to work. The result is an innovative program that provides full-time employment and housing opportunities for individuals facing homelessness and a pipeline of high quality, motivated employees for the multifamily housing industry. Shelters to Shutters currently operates in five major markets: Atlanta, Charlotte, Houston, Nashville and the National Capital Region. 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 42 years of experience in the real estate industry under the continuing direction of founder Chris Finlay, the firm acquires, improves, and operates multifamily and senior housing communities. The firm is based in Miami, Florida. Its partners include institutional investors, family offices, and individual accredited investors. For more information, visit www.ljasl.wpengine.com or follow the firm on LinkedIn or Facebook.