Braintree, Mass (July 1, 2014) – Peabody Properties, Inc. – a full-service real estate firm managing in excess of 10,000 housing units across New England – today announced that six residents have been recognized by the New England Affordable Housing Management Association (NEAHMA) for their contributions to the organization’s annual “Drug-Free Kids” Art/Calendar Contest.
Established in 1986, NEAHMA’s annual “Drug-Free Kids” Art/Calendar Contest engages residents of member agencies in a creative, community-building tradition, designed to educate children and residents of all ages about the dangers of substance abuse.
This year, Peabody Properties received entries from 89 residents at 17 of its Massachusetts properties, from which 20 pieces of artwork were selected for review by NEAHMA judges. From a pool of more than 250 entries from around New England, six Peabody Properties residents were selected as regional winners. Not only will each resident receive an award at NEAHMA’s Annual Conference and Trade Show in Norwood, MA this October, they will progress to the national competition, at which their artwork will be considered for inclusion in the National Affordable Housing Management Association’s (NAHMA) 2015 calendar.
According to Peabody Properties Principal and Chief Operating Officer, Melissa Fish-Crane, NEAHMA’s annual “Drug-Free Kids” Art/Calendar Contest is a beloved tradition that the residents look forward to each spring. “We would like to thank the New England Affordable Housing Management Association for hosting this annual event as well as our residents who participated in this year’s competition,” said Fish-Crane. “Not only is this a fun-filled tradition, it presents an important opportunity to educate residents – young and old alike – about the dangers of substance abuse.”
The Peabody Properties residents among this year’s NEAHMA “Drug-Free Kids” Art/Calendar Contest winners were 6-year-old Axel Luna of Market Mill Apartments in Lowell, 14-year-old Winnie Mei of Charlesview Residences in Allston, 41-year-old Kelly Stapleton of Mt. Pleasant Apartments in Somerville, 7-year-old Sadie Telles of Mishawum Park in Charlestown, 27-year-old Johnny Torres, Jr. of Edgewater Apartments in Springfield and 76-year-old Gloria Zaqoarella of Victory Gardens in East Boston.
About Peabody Properties, Inc.
Headquartered in Braintree, MA, Peabody Properties— a full-service real estate firm— manages in excess of 10,000 units of housing, primarily in New England, with a divisional office located in Florida. An award-winning privately held corporation, Peabody Properties was incorporated in 1976 and is under the direction of Karen Fish-Will and Melissa Fish-Crane. In 1995, Peabody Properties recognized its long-term commitment to Resident Services as a unique area of expertise within the field of property management and established a new and separate entity. Peabody Resident Services, Inc. is dedicated solely to the development of support services and programs for residents of affordable housing. Peabody Properties is designated as a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) and is certified by the Massachusetts State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (SOMWBA). For more information please visit http://www.peabodyproperties.com.