LLoyd Jones | Lloyd Jones Funds Initiative to Open the Central Texas Market for Entryway, formerly Shelters to Shutters, Providing Housing and Employment for the Situationally Homeless
Lloyd Jones Funds Initiative to Open the Central Texas Market for Entryway, formerly Shelters to Shutters, Providing Housing and Employment for the Situationally Homeless
Dallas, TX. – Entryway, a national non-profit that provides career training, employment and housing opportunities to at-risk and housing insecure individuals and families in partnership with multifamily owners and operators, today announced a $100,000 donation from Dallas-based Lloyd Jones LLC, a real estate investment, development, and management firm specializing in multifamily and senior housing.
“This investment allows us to bring our proven model to Central Texas as our 12th market launch across the country. Lloyd Jones’ commitment to be a lead investor and supporter of Entryway’s mission has allowed us to forever change the lives of families we serve in Orlando and will now also open the door for individuals and families in Central Texas,” commented David Williams, President & CEO of Entryway. “We are grateful for their recognition of the need for our program that offers both employment and housing simultaneously and puts individuals and families back on a path to economic self-sufficiency.”
Entryway sources, screens, trains and places highly motivated and capable individuals in high demand on-site jobs in partnership with 72 leading apartment owners and operators. The organization works with multiple referring partners in each of its local markets as well as nationally to identify suitable job applicants who are struggling with or at risk of homelessness. Entryway upskills program participants through online and in-person training opportunities to get them ready for full time positions in the apartment industry such as leasing, maintenance and groundskeeping. Entryway also offers participants interview skills, job coaching, financial literacy and access to 1:1 mentoring. The program changes the lives of individuals and families while providing quality, motivated employees for a rapidly growing industry in need of talent.
“Helping those facing homelessness gain employment and a home is a win-win for everybody. And we are especially proud of the Entryway founders and leadership for coming up with this innovative way to combat homelessness,” commented Stacey Hess, Controller for Lloyd Jones and longtime Entryway advocate. “To those leading the charge, we say ‘Well done. Thank you.’”
Over two-thirds 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 contribution from Lloyd Jones will help Entryway serve more people who want to work and return to a life of self-sufficiency.
Entryway is a national nonprofit that transitions individuals and families from homelessness to economic self-sufficiency by providing career training, employment, and housing opportunities in partnership with the real estate industry. Entryway currently operates in 11 markets: Atlanta, Central Florida, Charleston, Denver, Houston, Nashville, National Capital Region, North Carolina, North Texas, Greater Phoenix, and Philadelphia. The Central Texas market will be the 12th market for Entryway. For more information, please visit www.entrywaytalent.org.
About Lloyd Jones LLC
Lloyd Jones is a vertically integrated real estate investment firm with subsidiaries in development, construction, and senior-living operations. Operating under the same leadership for over 40 years, the company invests in high-potential multifamily and senior housing assets across the country. Headquartered in Dallas, the company has been aggressively expanding into the senior housing market with the acquisition of numerous communities over the past few years. Its senior living subsidiary, AVIVA Senior Living is a full-service senior housing management firm. For more information, visit www.lloydjonesllc.com.