Veteran CORT Employee Elected to Texas Homeless Network Board of Directors

Todd Shell celebrates 25 years with the furniture rental company this month

CORT Regional Manager Todd Shell was recently elected by Texas Homeless Network to serve on their Board of Directors. During his 25 years at CORT, Shell has held various positions, his most recent role working with supportive housing organizations allows him the ability to tap into his passion for philanthropy.

Shell acts as the liaison between supportive housing organizations and CORT, identifying partnerships and opportunities to provide solutions for their furniture needs and help with the initiative to end homelessness.

“I am extremely honored to have the opportunity to work with supportive housing organizations at CORT and now serve on the Texas Homeless Network Board of Directors,” said Shell. “During the past five years, the Texas Homeless Network has helped to reduce the amount of individuals experiencing homelessness by 33 percent, and I am honored to be a part of the mission to help that number continue to decline.”

Apart from offering furnishings solutions, CORT also supports Texas Homeless Network with awareness efforts and can connect the organization with key community leaders who can help fundraise and find volunteers to further their goal of reducing homelessness in Texas.

“The decision to elect Todd to the Board of Directors was unanimous,” said Eric Samuels, President and CEO Texas Homeless Network. “CORT has been a valued partner for several years and we are fortunate to have a member of their team offer us their guidance in this formalized role.”

For more information about the Texas Homeless Network, visit

About CORT

CORT, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, is the nation’s leading provider of transition services, including furniture rental for home and office, event furnishings, destination services, apartment locating, touring and other services. With more than 100 offices, showrooms and clearance centers across the United States, operations in the United Kingdom and partners in more than 80 countries, no other furniture rental company can match CORT’s breadth of services and companywide commitment to providing customer service excellence. For more information, please visit

About the Texas Homeless Network

The Texas Homeless Network’s mission is to provide solutions to end homelessness in Texas communities through education, resources and advocacy. THN accomplishes this mission by providing resources, training, and technical assistance on best practices to end homelessness, and advocates on the state and federal level for increased program funding and affordable housing.

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