Equity Residential, along with our home support partner, Apartment List, engaged with the Yetunde Price Resource Center (YPRC) in Compton, CA, a leading non-profit organization founded by Serena and Venus Williams. YPRC was named in honor of the Williams’ sister, Yetunde Price, who lost her life suddenly and tragically to gun violence in 2003. Yetunde’s legacy of love and neighborhood support lives on through the Center, which 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. In August 2019, our first YPRC members moved into Equity apartments where they have found a welcoming place to catch their breath, feel supported and begin on a new path in their life journeys.
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 part of the larger tapestry of cities and neighborhoods in which we live, work and serve.