Category: Homelessness

This page is created as a social media hub of those among the national apartment industry who are interested in exploring how apartments can make an impact on national issues. Specifically, homelessness.

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Working to Solve Homelessness

In December 2012, I came across an article by Will Harlan, Editor of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, profiling homelessness in Asheville, N.C. Contrary to most perceptions, the individuals he encountered in shelters were willing, able and actively looking for employment,...

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Finding the Catalyst – Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part blog on building social connections among your residents within your community. If you missed the first part, you can read about the importance of a community and why you need a community catalyst...

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Finding the Catalyst: Part 1

If you do a search on community building you’ll find cities across the country that are looking for people, ideas and programs to build social connections among residents in local communities. Wouldn’t it make sense those cities would come to...

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Home: What Happens When We Come Together

This film is about an extraordinary group of people in Central Florida who have identified a rising problem (homelessness) in their community. Over talks and meetings spawned by the Emmy Award Winning 60 Minutes Special from 2011, apartment owners connected...

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The Cause for Community Engagement

These days you hear the same conversation: “Things are getting worse in this country!” “I can’t imagine what our country is going to look like in 50 years. It’s the end of the Republic.” The conversations are nearly verbatim. It...