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Preferred Properties, Inc. of Ohio
"We all prefer safe, affordable homes and the opportunity to live as independently as possible"
"We all prefer safe, affordable homes and the opportunity to live as independently as possible"

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Preferred Properties, Inc. has named Kendra Smith as its new Executive Director. Smith’s resume includes nearly 10 years’ experience in real estate development, urban planning, housing policy, community engagement and community organizing. Prior to relocating to Toledo in January, she served as Senior Planner for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) focusing on fair housing, economic development and land use planning across the seven county Chicagoland region. Most recently Smith served as the Annual Campaign Manager for the Toledo Museum of Art, overseeing individual giving and membership operations. Other experience includes development and management of $20 million in affordable housing units for Chicago neighborhoods and coordination of city housing programs in Cleveland’s St. Clair Superior neighborhood.

“I am excited to join Preferred Properties, Inc. The organization’s mission of providing quality, accessible housing opportunities to persons with disabilities and others in need speaks directly to my passion of creating and sustaining housing options for all while cultivating communities of choice. I look forward to leading the growth of the organization and increasing its impact within the community.”

Smith earned a Master’s degree in Urban Studies with a focus on neighborhood and community development from Cleveland State University. She also holds degrees and certifications from Ohio University, La Universidad Pública de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain and Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Locally she serves on the boards of MLK Kitchen for the Poor, the Toledo Design Center, and UpTown Association, Inc.

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Skateboarding as an innovative therapy for children with disabilities? Love, love, LOVE this idea!

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Do you like to shop online? Do you wish you could donate more to charitable organizations? Then there is a solution for you! On July 12th, Amazon will be holding it's Amazon Prime Day!

Preferred Properties participates in the AmazonSmile program, which is fundraising program for charitable organizations through Amazon. You can shop deals AND designate a portion of your sales purchase to go to Preferred Properties!

Amazon Prime Day is a one-day only global shopping event exclusively for Prime members. Members in the U.S. can shop starting at midnight PT, with new deals starting as often as every five minutes throughout the day. Not a Prime member? Try Prime today and enjoy fast free shipping, exclusive access to movies, TV shows and music, Kindle books and much more.

Shop online and contribute to Preferred Properties at!

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In observance of the Fourth of July holiday, the offices at Preferred Properties will close today (Friday July 1st) at 12:30 p.m. The offices will remain closed on Monday, July 4th. Have a safe, fun-filled weekend!

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Do you know what today is?? It is Social Media Day!!

From "Mashable launched Social Media Day in 2010 as a way to recognize and celebrate social media's impact on global communication. While every day is essentially Social Media Day, June 30th, 2016 marks the seventh-annual official global celebration."

From the ALS Bucket Challenge to breaking news stories, to mapping out directions, social media has definitely become a driving force in our everyday lives. What positive impact has Social Media made in your life?

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Another great story! Read about Jason Benetti, an ESPN Sportscaster with Cerebral Palsy!

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ATTENTION!! Preferred Properties is accepting WAIT-LIST applications for the following:

Accessible Country Trail I and II
One (1) and Two (2) bedroom accessible units

Brook View Gardens
One (1) and Two (2) bedroom units

Ottawa River Estates
One (1) bedroom units

Woodside Village Apartments
One (1) bedroom units

*Qualifying physical or developmental disability is required.
*Rent is based on income.

John H. McKissick Senior Apartments
One (1) bedroom units

Bridge Point Senior Village
One (1) bedroom units

*Must be 62 years of age or older.
*Rent is based on income
Applications taken on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS:
DATE: Tuesday, June 28, 2016

TIME: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

PLACE: Preferred Properties, Inc.
5555 Airport Hwy., Toledo, OH
Suite 145
Toledo, OH 43615

All wait lists will be closed Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 3:00 PM.

For further information, please call (419) 389-0361
(Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)
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