Home Properties Celebrates Resident Appreciation Month

            Home Properties Celebrates Resident Appreciation Month  PR Newswire  ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 8, 2014  ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Home Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HME) today announced the completion of its Fourth Annual Resident Appreciation Month. During the month of June, nearly 120 HomeProperties communities found creative ways to express appreciation to residents with the overall theme, "Celebrating our Residents. Celebrating our Community."  Home Properties  The company-wide event began in 2011 as a one-week celebration but quickly grew into a month-long program. The planning of events and activities to recognize residents began in early spring 2014.  "Resident Appreciation Month is of vital importance to our Company's commitment to resident retention and satisfaction," said Bernard Quinn, Senior Vice President of Property Management Operations. "Home Properties leads the industry in resident retention because we understand the value of happy residents who love their homes and feel appreciated."  Resident Appreciation Month has become a much-anticipated annual event by both residents and staff. Staff members develop and participate in activities, contests, and events that are customized for all Home Properties communities. There are many types of events from "Decorate Your Balcony" contests and staff-run car washes to community cookbooks like the one created this year by The Village at Marshfield's staff in Marshfield, Massachusetts.  "As a staff, we had fun watching our residents get excited all over again about being part of our community," said LaSalette Kershaw, Property Manager, The Village at Marshfield. "Our reward comes from knowing our residents are glad to call us home!"  Many communities invited area businesses to provide complimentary services and discounted products for Home Properties residents as part of Resident Appreciation Month.  "Hopefully, we created fun memories for our residents," said Kershaw. "On July 1^st, I think it's safe to say we had exhausted, but happy, residents and an even stronger sense of community."  Home Properties is a publicly traded apartment real estate investment trust that owns, operates, develops, acquires and rehabilitates apartment communities primarily in suburbs of major metropolitan areas in selected Northeast and Mid-Atlantic markets. An S & P 400 Company, Home Properties owns and operates 119 communities containing 41,568 apartment units. For more information, visit Home Properties' website at www.homeproperties.com.  Logo- http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101026/NY89070LOGO  SOURCE Home Properties  Website: http://www.homeproperties.com Contact: Shelly J. Doran, Vice President, Investor Relations, +1-585-295-4227  
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