CIS Partners with Delos to Implement State-of-the-Art Health Protections
Updated: Aug 24, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Community Investment Strategies is upgrading over 1,000 senior housing units with cutting edge technology to improve air quality, UVC cleaning protocols, and facilitate Cleveland Clinic programming for immune system strength. To accomplish these improvements, CIS has partnered with Delos, a wellness real estate and technology company, to integrate Delos' wellness solutions into the 1,300 apartments across New Jersey, including CIS' 13 Heritage Village senior communities.
Additionally, CIS is enrolling its entire portfolio in the WELL Health-Safety Rating program, offered by the International WELL Building Institute, which is an evidence-based and third party verified program to address a post Covid-19 environment and broader health and safety related issues. CIS is the first affordable housing company in New Jersey to make this investment.
“CIS has always been committed to enhancing the quality of life of our residents, and the COVID crisis impacted lower income communities in ways many were not prepared for,” said Christiana Foglio, Founder and CEO of Community Investment Strategies. “Our partnership with Delos has allowed CIS to lead the way for our industry to address the wellness protocols and needs of our most vulnerable populations.”
For nearly a decade, "Delos has fostered research collaborations with leading medical institutions, architects, scientists and thought leaders to introduce evidence-based programs and solutions into the built environment," Businesswire, 2020.
“Community Investment Strategies has always worked with a people-first philosophy that put its residents and communities at the center of its work,” said Paul Scialla, Founder and CEO of Delos and Founder of the International WELL Building Institute. “By participating in the Facilities Improvement Program, CIS is acting upon this philosophy to address today’s most pressing concern and continue its leadership in building inclusive, attainable, safe and healthy spaces,” Delos.com, 2020. CIS' commitment will provide endless opportunities for vulnerable communities.
Delos’ advisory board is comprised of leading professionals across real estate, government policy, medicine and sustainability, including renowned wellness luminary Deepak Chopra and sustainability advocate Leonardo DiCaprio.
For more information about Delos, please visit www.delos.com