Since 1990, MHT Housing, Inc. has developed and operated over 50 affordable housing communities. They are active supporters of the communities in which their properties are located, and are continuously striving to make a difference. The MHT team partners with citizens and business organizations to sponsor activities such as community clean-ups, safety education programs, health initiatives, and employment development activities.
Throughout the year, employees of MHT and its management affiliates, Continental Management and MHT Management, volunteer to clean up vacant lots, neighborhoods, alleys, and parks in areas surrounding their properties. MHT is dedicated to the betterment of the neighborhood and the lives of their residents.
MHT’s Summer Workforce Program was designed for 14 to 18-year-old teens who live at many of MHT’s communities. The program provides these youths with valuable work experience and educational learning whilst helping the communities in which they live with landscaping, mulching, and administrative work. In addition to being a paid internship, the interns also attend many activities such as a personal finance seminar, a self-defense class, tours of college campuses, weekly educational workshops, and volunteering through various community programs such as food banks and park clean-ups. The program has won several awards including a national award in 2015 through the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), “REME” (Real Estate Management Excellence) award, and platinum award from Multihousing News for Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program in 2019. All of these awards illustrate the program’s success in the national spotlight and fuels the hopes for continual growth and the ability to impact more students’ lives.
MHT and its management affiliates, Continental Management, MHT Management, and Gromer PLLC, sought to create a program that could help residents who had fallen under financial hardship and still remain as tenants at the property. In the event that rent is unpaid, MHT and its affiliates establish a payment plan with the specified resident and assist them in finding additional public funding that can ease the financial burdens they are enduring. The Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc., Department of Human Services, and the Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency all have pledged support for the Eviction Diversion Program as an overwhelmingly positive alternative to a standard eviction process. MHT has actively assisted more than 2,000 people through the Eviction Diversion Program and continues to make a difference in affordable housing communities.
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