We challenge ourselves to perform beyond simple financial metrics, but rather through holistic community impact. We don’t do this because we have to. Rather, we embrace this challenge because we have recognized that the more we embrace community, resident and environmental needs, the better our financial performance and value creation. We embrace the IRIS metrics toolset to ensure we are maximizing our pillars of impact to achieve our overall goals.
Our properties exceed market standards through high-quality renovations and a service culture of respect. We value diligent responsiveness and thoughtful consideration of our residents’ needs.
Alongside improved green spaces and community gardens, each of our properties features environment-focused upgrades that allow for reduced water and energy consumption.
Our investments deliver strong returns alongside meaningful and measurable community impact. Our comprehensive approach generates benefits at all levels.
We work with property staff and neighborhood partners to promote healthy living and community engagement. We also provide opportunities for continued education, after-school programs, and career assistance to residents.
Our Work Life programs focus on career development and preparing those that are looking and applying for jobs. By assisting with resume writing, interview preparation, and the application process we hope to help participants find a job and develop a career. The Work Life program also includes mentoring and coaching, job shadowing, as well as the hosting of job fairs and networking events.
Our Teach Life programs help support educational goals for every phase of life. Our programs range from after-school tutoring ad homework assistance to financial and computer literacy classes. By focusing on the continued education and development of participants, we believe we create more opportunities for our residents and neighbors to grow and thrive.
Our Fit Life programs motivate participants to improve eating and exercise habits so that they can live healthier lives. As part of Fit Life, to support a healthier diet, we provide nutrition education and classes on meal preparation. In addition, we support a more active community by coordinating neighborhood and community fitness exercise activities.
Our Home Life programs help to establish a bond with local communities. We do this by working with area police departments and helping to establish neighborhood councils to promote a more secure environment. We also coordinate social events and community programs to foster an engaged and invested community.
Shelters to Shutters is an organization seeking to change the trajectory of those experiencing homelessness in our country by providing two critical components — housing and employment.