Gregg’s Celebration, the Resilience Fund and our Residents
The coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting all of us in ways we have never anticipated, and we are closely monitoring and following guidelines from the CDC, state, county, and city public health agencies. Here is what DHIC is doing in light of this global emergency.
- We have postponed the celebration on March 19 at the Contemporary Art Museum honoring the contributions of DHIC’s retiring leader, Gregg Warren. For more information about tickets you have already purchased please click here. We will be contacting sponsors individually. We will let you know as soon as a new date is set.
- We are limiting our in-person meetings with outside individuals and instead relying mostly on phone or video conferencing. DHIC employees have been given options to work remotely.
- DHIC provides a home to over 4,000 residents in our community. We know that this pandemic is creating special threats to the most vulnerable people that we serve, including seniors and people with disabilities. With schools closed, many single parents will be unable to work because they will need to be home with their children. We are looking at ways we can assist including waiving late fees for rent payments and exploring other means of support that we can provide to our residents. Of particular importance is making sure that our seniors have adequate food and access to medical care and prescriptions. We are in contact with our partners at Meals on Wheels, the Interfaith Food Shuttle and Resources for Seniors to assist us in this effort.
- Earlier this year, we established our Resident Resilience Fund as one way that our supporters could honor Gregg Warren’s work over the past 34 years. We are pleased to announce that we have raised over $198,000 for this fund and we ask you to consider adding to this fund which will certainly be needed in the coming weeks and months. You may do so by clicking here.
- We are currently building new (or renovating) apartments in multiple locations. Our contractors are reinforcing best practices recommended by the CDC and taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of all residents, staff, and subcontractors.
As we keep a watchful eye on the situation, DHIC is prepared to adapt to new developments with both compassion and urgency.