At Equity Residential, the safety and wellbeing of our residents and employees is our top priority. We recognize these are challenging times for all of us, and we're doing our part to maintain a healthy community. We continue to address concerns about Coronavirus by implementing preventive practices at our properties and offices, working as a united team to keep our properties as clean and safe as possible. We appreciate everything our teams and residents are doing to look out for each other in these unprecedented times, which call for extra discipline, patience, consideration and restraint. We want to extend a special shout-out to our teams who are working hard to ensure our residents have their essential needs met and feel supported during these uncertain times. Words cannot express the appreciation we have for our teams and how we've all come together to get through this. View our latest press release to learn more about how we are supporting our teams and residents. Stay well! http://investors.equityapartments.com/file/Index?KeyFile=403391068
Our Chicago Operations Team recently visited Care For Friends where we donated more than 700 self care items to the organization, and also had the opportunity to prep meals for 65 guests. Care For Friends builds pathways out of homelessness to support Chicago’s most vulnerable. #morethanahandout ✨Thank you for having us! ✨
Please join Equity Residential in welcoming Tanya Foster, our new Diversity &amp; Inclusion Director. Tanya has worked in the D&amp;I space for 8 years and has developed strategies and initiatives to recruit, develop and retain diverse employees. She has overseen strategic committees and employee resource groups and developed and managed diversity-related events and communications. “I am excited to join Equity Residential because the organization has momentum for creating a strong Diversity and Inclusion platform,” Tanya says. Indeed, D&amp;I is one of the key areas Equity is focused on in 2019 and beyond. By hiring a dedicated, experienced practitioner, Equity is demonstrating our commitment to creating a community where employees’ voices are heard and their unique perspectives fuel creativity and innovation. As Tanya elaborates, “The principles of fairness and equity embodied by diversity and inclusion are important because they help to create the space for individuals to bring their most authentic selves to work and to have equal access to the support and resources they need to thrive."
Equity Residential, along with our home support partner, Apartment List, engaged with Yetunde Price Resource Center (YPRC) in Compton, CA, a leading non-profit organization founded by Serena and Venus Williams. YPRC provides wrap-around resources to residents of all ages in the Compton community. Equity stepped up to support YPRC by providing two, rent-free apartments to Center members in need of safe and comfortable homes. Equity’s home support initiative is one more example of living our purpose: creating communities where people thrive and a reminder that our homes and families extend beyond our property lines. We are proud to be part of the larger tapestry of cities and neighborhoods in which we live, work and serve.
Equity Residential is committed to supporting community and charitable causes in the cities where we do business. As part of our commitment to helping those in need, creating communities where people thrive, and ensuring our employees have opportunities to participate in events scheduled during the typical workweek, Equity is proud to offer our employees a Community Service benefit: paid time off to serve your community, either independently or along with your colleagues at a company-sponsored event. 🤝🌎✨ Check out the video to learn more, and thank you to all of our team members who work hard to support the communities where we live, work and play with your commitment to community service! 🌟
Equity Gives Back: Another successful year of Operation Backpack! Just in time for students to head back to school, our NY Metro team came together to sort and fill backpacks with school supplies for children living in New York City homeless shelters. #operationbackpack #sortweek #volunteersofamerica #equityres #eqrcareers #communityservice
Equity Residential is so pleased to announce our partnership with Employees 1st. This non-profit organization is designed to establish assistance funds to employees who are struck by disasters and hardships. Equity will be seeding the fund initially, and there is also an opportunity for our employees to make tax-deductible donations to the fund. We hope that our employees will find this to be a great resource during times of need. Spread the word and check out Employees 1st today! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM9wl
Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC) is an organization committed to ending domestic violence through empowerment and self-help. They provide shelter, counseling and advocacy for people affected by domestic violence, and this year Equity Residential was recognized as a Transformational Sponsor at the annual Sounds of Silence Gala, where supporters from throughout the community collectively raised over $265,000 and continued the conversation on a vitally important topic. Every day, CAWC works hard to end domestic violence through life-saving programs and services. At Equity Residential, we are proud to stand with them. 💜
We are proud to announce that Equity Residential has won a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, honoring the Best Places to Work in 2019! We are honored by this recognition, as it is entirely based on the feedback our current and former employees have voluntarily and anonymously shared on Glassdoor. A huge thank you goes out to all of our employees who took the time to share their perspective on what it’s like to work here. We appreciate all of your valuable feedback, as it only helps us improve, and we see this award as a symbol of the belief you have in our culture and our commitment to living and working remarkably. Check out the list here (http://gldr.co/BPTW) and help us share this great news! #liveremarkably #workremarkably #BPTW
Not only do we care about the amazing residents who live with us, but we also care about the extraordinary communities we have the pleasure of being a part of. Here the Boston market is partnering with Christopher's Haven Meal Service and providing meals to children and families who are in the area undergoing treatment for pediatric cancer. Thank you for leading the way and showing us what it means to truly immerse yourselves within the community. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQx34