AANM Donates $18K

Posted By: Kelle Senyé AANM Events,


Veterans Integration Center and Heading Home Receive Checks

The Apartment Association of New Mexico (AANM) was honored to present two local charities with checks totaling over $18,000 last week. Based on the missions of the organizations, the AANM Board of Directors selected Veterans Integration Center and Heading Home as the recipients of the donations. The donations were raised by active AANM members looking to give back to the communities they already serve in providing quality rental housing throughout the state.

AANM Executive Director, Kelle Senyé personally delivered the checks to each organization. "What a privilege to share the efforts of the AANM members with these fantastic charities," Senyé remarked. "Working together towards a common goal benefits the greater good in exponential fashion."

Each year, AANM members explore ways to give back to the community and turn the conversation to the positive impact the rental industry has across the state. Over 40% of New Mexican residents rent their house or apartment, slightly higher than the national average. Founded in 1979, AANM's vision to be New Mexico's recognized source for expertise within the rental housing industry is supported by caring members that step up to the challenge when the call for helping others is delivered. 

Pictured above: (L-R) Wendy Webber(Outreach Coordinator, VIC), Kyle Tapaha(Donation Coordinator/Housing Specialist, VIC), Kelle Senyé (Executive Director, AANM), Johnny Martinez(Transitional Housing Program Manager, VIC), Elinor Reiners(Program Director/CEO, VIC), and Tim Pesavento(Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program Manager, VIC)


Veterans Integration Center's Mission: To respond to the needs of veterans, with focus on those who are homeless or experiencing a housing crisis, through the provision of quality employment training, housing and supportive services based on a Continuum of Care. 

Heading Home's Mission: To make homelessness rare, short-lived, and non-recurring.