Cityside Management Corporation Awards Families in Transition Second Donation For Its Family Place Resource Center and Shelter

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June 4, 2014

For more information, contact: Michele Talwani – 603.641.1143 ext 322

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PHOTO: AN INVESTMENT OF SUPPORT FOR HOMELESS FAMILY SHELTER AND RESOURCE CENTER: Families in Transition received a second, substantial, donation from Cityside Management Corporation to help fund the construction of the organization’s Family Place Resource Center and Shelter on Lake Avenue in Manchester, NH. Pictured (l. to r.) are Maureen Beauregard, President, Families in Transition and Chris Dolloff, President/CEO, Cityside Management Corporation.

 CITYSIDE MANAGEMENT CORPORATION AWARDS FAMILIES IN TRANSITION SECOND DONATION FOR ITS FAMILY PLACE RESOURCE CENTER AND SHELTER

 An Opportunity for Homeless Children and Their Families

 MANCHESTER, NH – Families in Transition (FIT), a Manchester, Concord and Dover, NH, based homeless services provider, received a second donation from Cityside Management Corporation towards the construction costs of the organizations new emergency family shelter and resource center in Manchester. Cityside’s most recent donation of $25,000 was made through the Community Development Finance Authority’s (CDFA) Tax Credit Program. In total, Cityside Management Corporation has donated $55,000 towards the $2.1 million project.

The FIT Family Place Resource Center and Shelter will help meet the growing need for emergency shelter for families in the Queen City. Once complete, the facility will also include other service providers so that the families at the shelter will have access to critical health care, employment assistance, specialized therapeutic child care, and guaranteed nutritious meals.

“At Cityside, we see on a daily basis how vitally important safe shelter and housing are to people,” said Chris Dolloff, Cityside Management Corporation President and CEO. “We’re so happy to support Families in Transition financially because they provide not only safe housing for struggling families, but also teach their clients life skills, giving them the tools needed for getting back on track to economic and emotional independence. We can think of no better way to give something back to our communities here in New Hampshire.”

“We are very grateful of the support by Chris and Cityside Management Corporation,” said Maureen Beauregard, President of Families in Transition. “This is a big project and the financial support of community is essential to its success. Our goal is to ensure that families experiencing homelessness are able to quickly and easily access the services that they need to regain housing stability and long-term wellness.”

Families in Transition is actively fundraising for the project and is need of raising an additional $440,000, of which $320,000 are NH State Tax Credits for any business with a tax liability in New Hampshire. Interested businesses and individuals can visit www.fitnh.org/familyplace to learn more about the project and how they, too, can support this project.

Cityside Management Corp. is a real estate services company that preserves and enhances real estate values, founded by Chris Dolloff in 1998.  For nearly two decades, Cityside has grown to become a highly respected and nationally recognized real estate management firm providing asset management, property management and property preservation services. While currently operating in about two dozen states, Cityside’s local property management division manages more than 2,500 residential units and about a dozen commercial facilities in New Hampshire

Families in Transition is a nonprofit organization that provides safe, affordable housing and social services to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, enabling them to gain self-sufficiency and respect. FIT also owns and operates two thrift stores in Manchester and Concord, NH, as well as a commercial cleaning company, FIT Cleaning Solutions, all of which serve as economic engines to help pay for services that FIT provides. For more information about FIT, the stores, and the commercial cleaning company, visit www.fitnh.org or call 603-641-9441.

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