Our Impact | ESG
“Opportunity today, prosperity tomorrow.”
— Julian Castro
Housing as a Vehicle for Opportunity
Comunidad’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) model elevates community and opens pathways of opportunity for our nation’s multicultural workforce population. Our communities are at the nexus of improved outcomes in social impact, environmental sustainability and diverse, inclusive and equitable governance.
Impact is part of Comunidad’s cultural fabric and operational DNA. It differentiates us as it is deeply rooted in our culture.
Our social impact and ESG strategies have proven to generate a positive impact on residents’ lives and investment returns.
We improve returns for all stakeholders through embedded social & environmental programming at our communities that increases resident household income, decreases household cost burdens and improves resident household wealth/equity.
We are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and actively implement, monitor and report on 12 of the 17 SDGs that help drive environmental, social and economic outcomes at our communities:
Our Impact Results
Served more than 4,500 nutritious children’s meals in our communities to help address food insecurity
Provided free telehealth access to 4,000 residents for 24/7 virtual medical support with participation that is 2x the national average
Established a COVID-19 Resident Relief Fund to provide residents with resources and financial support, including rental assistance, job placement support, health and safety education, and access to food
Hosted more than 6,900 social impact programming events since we began this journey, with 2.6 connection points per resident household
tenant savings in water bills per unit per year
return on cost on our investment
water utility cost savings for the environment
million gallons of water saved
Comunidad Partners is driven by a simple premise: Good governance breeds good culture and, ultimately, reliable and transparent business results. The firm is committed to accountability, transparency and a corporate culture that celebrates diversity, builds equity with key stakeholders and embraces innovation.
We have a diverse and independent board of directors with backgrounds in housing, capital markets, ESG, policy and legislation. We believe in the importance of including unique perspectives, experiences and talents at the table to help us drive growth and innovation.
Governance measures extend to
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Fair & Equal Pay
Active Stakeholder Engagement
Creating a positive impact for thousands of families in our communities takes a village of committed and passionate people. We work closely with partners who offer their resources, time and hearts. We are extremely grateful for their passion and dedication to enhancing underserved communities and our residents.
Veritas Impact Partners
Resident Services Coordination and Engagement
Credit Building and Housing Stability
24/7 virtual health care/telemedicine
Learn To Be
Education and tutoring services
Energy-efficient appliances and infrastructure upgrades
International Rescue Committee
English Literacy and Civics Education
English as a Second Language
Community wellness and exercise programs
American Red Cross
Swim lessons and pool safety
Habitat for Humanity
Providing housing to the underserved
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Health education, health fairs and testing
Money Management International
Access to capital, financial equity, financial literacy