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Marc Lefar is the Inaugural Recipient of Open Doors’ “Threshold Award” for His Work Fighting Homelessness

By November 5, 2020March 4th, 2024Past News Features

Marc Lefar (McIntire School of Commerce ’85) has been honored for creating an innovative new solution to fight homelessness.  Working with Atlanta based nonprofit Open Doors, Lefar envisioned an app that could match people who desperately need affordable homes with properties that are eager for new residents.  Lefar recruited teams of volunteer software engineers and product experts to effectively build the digital marketplace.  The Property Navigator App serves the needs of caseworkers serving the homeless and of apartment owners and managers trying to fill vacant units.

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