3/18/20 COVID-19 Update

3/18/2020 COVID-19 UPDATE: As of this writing, we are not aware of any confirmed cases of COVID-19 at any of Eden’s offices or sites. We moved quickly to a work from home policy at all of our corporate offices last week. Our site teams continue to work at our properties with limitations and specific social distancing protocols. We also have back up protocols in place that allow for very small work details in our offices to handle physical mail, accounts payable, and payroll and have a senior executive present at the corporate office daily.       

There are multiple county shelter-in-place orders issued for the Bay Area and other parts of California. Based on our preliminary review Eden’s work to provide homes and construct them is deemed an essential business, under the following definition:

“Businesses that provide food, shelter, and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals.”

Eden is taking the following measures to limit the spread of COVID-19:

  • We are asking all site staff to report to work, but we continue to monitor guidance and determine how we can best adapt to new orders while at the same time assuring we meet the needs of the tenants and properties. We already moved all work with tenants to phone interaction and appointment only for essential in-person meetings. We also reduced in-unit work order responses to critical items only. We are continuously assessing the need to go further under the new guidance.

  • We are closing all common gathering areas, including community rooms, libraries, and computer rooms at the sites for the next 3 weeks through April 7, 2020 (return to activities on April 8, 2020.) We continue to support food distribution programs at the sites.

  • We are extending the work from home requirement for all corporate office locations through April 7, 2020 (return to the office on April 8, 2020.)

Several counties and cities have passed eviction moratoria that will benefit our tenants but will likely have some impact on the budgets at the site level.  An executive order from Governor Newsom further enabled this. Our immediate actions will be to:

  • Refrain from any scheduled rent increases until we believe it is prudent to implement them.

  • Formulate and implement a company-wide policy for the implementation of eviction moratoria.

  • Communicate to tenants what community support programs are available.

We will continue to provide updates to all of you as the situation evolves.

Please refer to the CDC website for updates, and visit Eden's resource page for a list of local resources in the 15 counties that Eden residents call home. 

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