Dallas, Texas – 11/13/23 –

Luma Residential today announced that it is partnering with Entryway, a nonprofit that provides apartment companies with a pipeline of pre-screened, trained, and ready-to-work individuals for their entry-level positions. Entryway offers a unique program that focuses on sourcing talent where hiring managers may not be looking: individuals and families at risk of or facing situational homelessness.

Entryway participants receive industry-specific career training and mentorship to strengthen their existing skillsets and prepare them to step into new career opportunities in the apartment industry. As part of the partnership, Luma Residential will receive candidate referrals for their open entry-level positions such as maintenance technicians and leasing agents in turn providing discounted housing opportunities for those Entryway participants hired.

“We are excited and honored to work with Entryway,” said Ian Mattingly, President of Luma Residential . “Not only will we be helping a great cause, we will be gaining hard-working, loyal associates in the process.”

Each day, roughly 582,500 Americans experience homelessness with 78% of those facing situational homelessness. Collaborating with a network of 55 prominent multifamily industry partners, such as Luma Residential, Entryway not only facilitates job opportunities but also generates substantial community impact with a lasting sense of purpose.

Since its founding in 2014, Entryway and its multifamily partners have moved over 500 people, including program participants and their families, out of homelessness. Shelters to Shutters currently operates in nine major markets: Atlanta, Charlotte, Charleston, Central Florida, Houston, Nashville, the National Capital Region, North Texas and Greater Phoenix.

“People experiencing situational homelessness are an underserved segment of society,” said Christopher C. Finlay, founder and chairman of Entryway. “These are individuals who have marketable job skills and are ready to work, but through a series of unfortunate circumstances or bad luck have lost their homes. They just need a hand up, and the multifamily industry can provide not only that, but the potential for a new career. By leveraging partnerships with local non-profits on the ground and local apartment management partners, we offer a high-impact private industry solution that provides our participants with a true path to self-sufficiency.”

About Entryway

Entryway is a national 501(c)(3) organization 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. Since its founding in 2014, Entryway has grown to serve over 500 individuals and families, unlocking pathways to life-changing opportunities and creating sustainable change in our communities. Entryway currently operates in nine markets: Atlanta, Charleston, Charlotte, Houston, Nashville, the National Capital Region, North Texas, Central Florida, and Greater Phoenix. More information can be found at  www.entrywaytalent.org or by following the organization on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.