Home Properties' Fourth Annual Food Drive Successful

             Home Properties' Fourth Annual Food Drive Successful

PR Newswire

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 18, 2013

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Home Properties, Inc. (NYSE:
HME) today announced the successful completion of its fourth annual
company-wide food drive. During October and early November, residents and
employees at all Home Properties apartment communities participated to help
those in need. Over 14,000 pounds of non-perishable food and hygiene items
benefited local food banks in nine regional areas. Home Properties also made
financial contributions to the local food banks, based on the amount of food

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"The timing of this year's food drive was of special significance. A large
number of our residents were impacted by Hurricane Sandy, and many of the
donations were immediately put to use, helping people through that difficult
time," said Rosemarie Cook-Manley, Vice President of Marketing for Home
Properties. "More than ever, this food drive truly helped our neighbors in

In the four years that Home Properties has sponsored this food drive, over
48,000 pounds of food has been donated.

"We are so proud of how our employees and residents have embraced this
worthwhile cause and exhibited such generosity, year after year. It
demonstrates a true sense of commitment to helping others," stated

Home Properties is a publicly traded multifamily real estate investment trust
(REIT) that owns, operates, develops, acquires and rehabilitates apartment
communities primarily in selected Northeast and Mid-Atlantic markets. An S&P
400 Company, Home Properties owns and operates 124 communities containing
43,489 apartment units. For more information, visit HomeProperties' website
at www.homeproperties.com.

SOURCE Home Properties, Inc.

Website: http://www.homeproperties.com
Contact: Charis W. Warshof, Vice President, Investor Relations,
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