Northgate Information Solutions and NAHRO Support Maryland Food Bank

13 October 2014

BALTIMORE, MD – October 13, 2014 – Northgate Information Solutions, a leading provider of housing management information solutions to the public housing sector, announced today that they are the NAHRO 2014 National Conference and Exhibition volunteer activity sponsor, an event that will focus on supporting the Maryland Food Bank in their continuous mission to end hunger in the state of Maryland.

The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) 2014 Conference and Exhibition, which takes place October 16-18 at the Baltimore Convention Center, in Baltimore, MD, provides an opportunity for housing and community development policy-makers and practitioners to come together for informative sessions, continuing education, interaction with peers, and to see the latest technologies.

Northgate is a sponsor and an exhibitor at the NAHRO conference (Exhibit #1009) and will provide NAHRO conference attendees with canned food items to bring to the exhibit hall to be packed up and donated to the Maryland Food Bank. NAHRO conference attendees can register onsite to volunteer their time during the conference to help pack canned and non-perishable food items at the Maryland Food Bank Baltimore location for distribution to local shelters and pantries. The NAHRO conference volunteer activity will take place during the NAHRO conference program on Thursday, October 16, from 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

“Nearly 204,000 people receive federal housing assistance in Maryland according to data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development,” said Saul N. Ramirez, Jr., chief executive officer of NAHRO. “Many of those same people need extra assistance providing food for themselves and their families. Helping families move toward self-sufficiency is best achieved when industry partners work together to address the whole person. By partnering with the Maryland Food Bank and Northgate Information Solutions, we are helping families come one step closer to becoming self-sufficient.”

 “We are grateful to NAHRO and Northgate Information Solutions for selecting the Maryland Food Bank to host this year’s conference volunteer activity,” said Maggi Gaines, interim Vice President of Philanthropy for the Maryland Food Bank.  “With one in seven Marylanders facing food insecurity, the NAHRO volunteer event combined with Northgate’s food donation will greatly support our continuous mission to end hunger in this state.”

Northgate works with providers around the world to maximize the value of their assets, fund more affordable housing or provide alternative options and deliver better services to their residents. Whether it is matching families to vacant properties faster, developing proactive strategies to cut rent arrears, building strong business cases for new homes or generating additional income to fund service improvements, Northgate’s customers are leading the way in delivering better housing and stronger communities.

“Housing services play a vital role in building better neighborhoods and providing specialized individual support, but it is just one of the basic needs,” said Bill McCully, Northgate’s US Sales Director.  “Our solutions enable housing agencies to transform their business-critical operations to deliver more efficient and effective people-critical services. The NAHRO conference volunteer activity helps local needy families and aligns with our new corporate volunteering program that we have launched throughout the company, in which we will be supporting local charities that tackle homelessness.”

About Northgate Information Solutions:

Northgate Information Solutions is a leading provider of enterprise housing management solutions to the public housing sector, serving providers from government, safety and healthcare across three continents. Based on the foundation of The Northgate Advantage, a combination of deep public sector expertise and insight, advanced technology platforms and applications, and a portfolio of flexible service delivery options, the Northgate Housing Solution enables public service providers to transform people-critical processes and services, maximize efficiency of resources, create measurable outcomes and reduce costs. For more information,


NAHRO, established in 1933, is a membership organization of 23,000 housing and community development agencies and professionals throughout the United States, whose mission is to create affordable housing and safe, viable communities that enhance the quality of life for all Americans, especially those of low- and moderate-income. NAHRO’s membership administers more than 3 million housing units for 7.6 million people. For more information, visit

About the Maryland Food Bank:

The Maryland Food Bank is a non-profit hunger-relief organization, leading the movement to end hunger throughout Maryland. For more than 35 years, the Maryland Food Bank has partnered with communities across the state to distribute food to individuals and families in need.  Its three branches distribute food throughout 22 counties, including Baltimore City. Currently distributing about 79,000 meals per day—a total of about 29 million meals annually—the Maryland Food Bank aims to continue to expand its efforts until hunger ends. See more