Comunidad Partners, a real estate investment firm specializing in workforce/affordable housing, is one of the first U.S. apartment owners to roll out free virtual healthcare services to its residents. Comunidad Partners partnered with Veritas Impact Partners to pioneer a new virtual healthcare program for multifamily communities that leverages a large-scale telehealth contract with a Fortune 500 healthcare provider.
“There is an urgent need for immediate access to healthcare, especially in the current environment and with our residents who are the most vulnerable and at risk,” explains Antonio Marquez, managing partner at Comunidad Partners. “We view this amenity as an essential service to our workforce residents where many of them have lost health insurance during the pandemic or are underinsured. Plus, housing plays a pivotal role in health outcomes for residents and our responsibility is to ensure we provide resources to residents that can support their resiliency and help them look after their families’ health and well-being.”
According to Marquez, this is the first time that individuals and families can access free telehealth services at scale through an owner-operator. These types of health services are typically only offered through employer insurance providers.
Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM.
In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.