NMHC’s Bibby to Join Shelters to Shutters’ Board

The executive will bring his expertise to S2S' mission of transitioning people from homelessness to independence.

Doug Bibby. Image courtesy of the NMHC

Doug Bibby, the longtime president of the National Multifamily Housing Council, is taking a major step in the next phase of his industry service. Bibby has joined the national board of Shelters to Shutters (S2S), the national organization which helps people move from homelessness to self-sufficiency.

Bibby will serve a three-year term for S2S. The organization intends to take advantage of his extensive expertise in the multifamily sector, as well as the relationships with key industry figures he has nurtured during his nearly 20-year career. Its hope is that Bibby’s experience and contacts will help the organization scale its training and placement operations, with the goal of furthering its growth and reaching more people.

Meeting needs

In partnership with the real estate industry, Shelters to Shutters provides jobs, housing and career training to assist individuals and families in making the transition out of homelessness. At the same time, S2S provides motivated, high-quality workers to meet the needs of the burgeoning multifamily industry. With its nationwide presence, it brings together people willing to work and property management firms. S2S uses skills assessments to provide a tailored training plan using a multifamily housing industry-focused curriculum, as well as technical, soft skills and financial literacy training.

In partnership with more than 40 apartment owners and operators, S2S sources, screens, trains and places highly motivated, capable individuals in high demand on-site positions. S2S operates in Atlanta, Charleston, Charlotte, Houston, Nashville, National Capital Region, North Texas, Orlando and Greater Phoenix. It is hoped program operations can expand from nine to 25 markets within the next two years.

Bibby brings decades of industry experience to his new role on S2S’ board, including a two-decade tenure at the helm of NMHC. For that service, Bibby was the recipient of Multi-Housing News’ first Lifetime Achievement Award. In a prepared statement, Bibby noted that he supports Shelters to Shutters’ distinctive strategy of addressing housing insecurity. He added that he looks forward to tapping his network in an effort to broaden S2S’s industry partnerships and allow more people to take advantage of its mission. In September, NMHC announced that Bibby will be succeeded by Sharon Wilson Géno.

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