01 Nov John Keith and Shelley Hoon Keith to Receive 2019 Housing Champion Award
THIS BLOG POST IS THE fourth OF A SERIES THAT PROFILE EACH OF THE HONOREES AT THE 2019 CHAMPIONS OF HOUSING EVENT ON NOVEMBER 7.
Metro Housing is very pleased to honor John Keith and Shelley Hoon Keith with the 2019 Housing Champion Award.
John Keith is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Keith Companies, Inc., headquartered in Canton, MA. John has more than 50 years’ experience in real estate general contracting, development, and property management. His experience with state funding organizations and programs, tax credits, HUD, and other related organizations has earned him recognition as a respected leader in the affordable and mixed-income housing, real estate construction, and management and development industries. Today, over 1,300 families reside in safe, decent, and affordable apartments owned and managed by Keith Properties, Inc.
John is a Trustee of Curry College and is a prodigious fundraiser for many charities.
Shelley Hoon Keith is President of Hoon Construction Services and Keith Properties, Inc. where she divides her time running two real estate and property management businesses. She also serves as a Director on The Tryall Club Board of Directors and The Tryall Fund, both in Jamaica.
Shelley has had careers in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, all with a focus on housing preservation and economic and community development. She is a past trustee of Caritas Carney Hospital Foundation, Forsyth Dental Infirmary for Children, Boston Center for the Arts, The Forbes House Museum, and Harvard Aids Institute. She received an honorary Doctor of Business Administration degree from Curry College in 2015.
In 2010, John and Shelley were the recipients of the Distinguished Achievement Award from B’nai B’rith Housing New England and in 2017 they were presented with the Lawyers Clearinghouse Leadership Award in recognition of their commitment and support of affordable housing, education, and the nonprofit sector.
John and Shelley will receive the award at the Champions of Housing Celebration on November 7, 2019 at the Boch Center –Wang Theater. For details, go to bit.ly/coh19