New Women-Owned Housing and Commercial Relocation Business is Working with 15 Clients, Added 3 New Employees
Boston, Mass. (March 8, 2021)–HousingToHome (HTH), a newly-launched, women-owned housing and commercial relocation business, is growing rapidly, as more property owners, managers, and developers are pursuing renovation and rehabilitation of their public housing and affordable housing developments. The business is working with 15 clients, and has hired three new employees to help manage their portfolio.
“Housing professionals across the country recognize that they need a trusted resource to help them manage the housing relocation process as they upgrade their units,” said Katie Provencher, HousingToHome’s Cofounder. “It’s especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic to have support to manage both the logistics and the well-being of residents. HousingToHome is pleased that we can provide both.”
Housing and commercial relocation is usually triggered when either public housing or affordable housing undergoes a rehabilitation or demolition process, which means renovation or upgrading of older housing stock. These efforts, which are required to follow federal, state, and local regulatory rules, often entail moving individuals and families to temporary or permanent housing. Many building owners or property managers turn to housing relocation professionals both to manage the logistics but also to ensure that residents – most of whom live in low-income households – are a part of the process.
Among the clients that HousingToHome is working with the Nashua Housing and Redevelopment Authority (NHRA). HTH is supporting NHRA’s effort to relocate 47 households during their redevelopment process.
“HousingToHome’s solid commitment to families experiencing involuntary relocation plays a significant, if not the most important role in the success of redevelopment,” said Lynn M. Lombardi, NHRA’s Executive Director. “The process of relocating is a stressful experience for a family; a process made even more demanding by a redevelopment project timeline. HTH is keenly aware of the uncertainties felt by families and encounters this with a personal approach and sensitivity. As an executive director of a medium-sized public housing authority I am thankful to have partnered with HTH throughout this process. I look forward to working with HTH on future projects.”
“HousingToHome is working with clients all across the country, which speaks to the demand from housing professionals to have choices when it comes to housing relocation expertise,” said Hannagh Jacobsen, HousingToHome’s Cofounder. “Each property in each location has its own unique set of needs. HousingToHome works closely with our clients to develop and implement a plan that creates a safe, efficient housing relocation process that centers the residents and their concerns.”
HousingToHome has also added three new employees to its growing business. Adrian Tapia Gonzalez is HTH’s Access Manager in New York, Mia Sarkisian has been hired as Access Manager in Virginia, and Linda Patterson has joined as an Access Associate in Virginia, as well.
“We’re pleased to welcome Adrian, Mia, and Linda to the HousingToHome team,” said Provencher. “These individuals have a commitment to helping residents and creating an equitable environment. Their experience in community engagement that requires cultural sensitivity will be invaluable to us.”
HousingToHome (HTH) supports our clients and the residents we serve through housing transitions and development. We accomplish this by providing high-quality resident and commercial relocation, resident engagement, and community building to owners and residents of affordable, public, and mixed-use housing throughout the country. With extensive experience in executing all types of relocation across the country including temporary, occupied/resident in-place, permanent relocation as well as consulting services, HTH brings a commitment to high quality service and pride ourselves on being on schedule, on-budget and providing excellent communications and implementation skills. HTH is a women owned business and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is a priority for us and is reflected in the staff we hire and the decisions we make as a company.
HousingToHome services include:
Resident Engagement – HTH designs and implements a range of resident engagement work to support them through the transition and assist connecting them to resources.
Relocation – HTH will help to execute all types of relocation including temporary, occupied/resident in-place, permanent, and commercial relocation as well as consulting services. The company can handle all or partial aspects of relocation including staffing, training and supervising an on-site relocation team.
Community Building – HTH can assist community building services such as resident association organizing, community asset mapping, and property crisis response, among others.
Consulting - HTH provides consulting services to clients with a variety of needs for resident engagement, relocation, and community building all along the relocation process.