Veritas in the News
Veritas Tapped to Help Afghan Resettlement Outreach
HomeBridge YouTube | December 1, 2021
Our friends at national apartment search firm ApartmentList are working with the US government to find apartments for Afghan refugees, and Veritas is proud to be an initial volunteer, helping a family resettle in Oakland.
Veritas Investments, One of San Francisco’s Largest Property Managers, Announces Further Resident Relief Efforts to Help Keep People in their Homes
June 23, 2021
Veritas Investments announced today it is voluntarily extending to Dec. 31, 2021 a moratorium on evictions to assist residents facing financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. State and local moratoriums are currently set to expire June 30, 2021.
Rental Firm Uses Signage to Spread Positivity
The SF Minute | June 15, 2021
Veritas/RentSFNow’s innovative awareness campaign, “Spread Love, Stop Hate,” is a first-of-its-kind says local news site The SF Minute. Visible throughout San Francisco, it uses valuable real estate signage for a community good. “It’s an important opportunity to raise awareness, and starts with knowing and caring about one another.”
Veritas and Au Family Expand Self-Help for Elderly Stop-Hate Campaign
SF Examiner | June 3, 2021
Self-Help for the Elderly’s senior escort protection service, expanded with funding by the City of SF, was further doubled by donations from Veritas and the family of CEO Yat-Pang Au, helping to extend the program two years. Veritas also said its citywide informational signage of “Stop Asian Hate” changing to “Spread Love, Stop Hate”.
Veritas Named One of U.S.’ ‘Best Places to Work’
Real Estate Forum | November 10, 2020
Among some of the leading real estate firms in the US, Veritas was noted as one of the “Best Places to Work” by Real Estate Forum magazine, citing its culture that’s inclusive and collaborative, its emphasis on work-life balance, and its strong commitment to the community.
Veritas Investments Announces Voluntary Extension of its Programs to Keep Residents in Their Homes
August 14, 2020
Veritas, San Francisco’s premier operator of rent-controlled housing, today announced several groundbreaking initiatives to help meet the housing needs of San Franciscans impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Nominations Open for Second ‘Live With Character’ Award
May 22, 2020
Peter, a Veritas apartment resident, has been giving blankets to the homeless while he walks to and from work. He reports having handed out over 200 blankets, giving out a handful at a time. This Live With Character funding was used to purchase more blankets and a cart to nearly double his outreach.
Veritas Statement in Response to PPP Loan Program
May 17, 2020
Like many, the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been significant on our business and forced us to furlough significant portions of our staff. The $3.6 million PPP loan enables us to continue to employ 123 front line workers, many of whom would’ve lost their jobs without the loan, in addition to bringing back 26 furloughed workers.
Veritas Employee’s Campaign Snowballs to 60,000-Mask Donation to Hospitals
ABC7News | May 7, 2020
Dan Chung of Veritas has deep connections with co-workers and business partners that allowed his personal mission to spark a company-wide, then trans-Pacific effort: CEO Yat-Pang Au matched fundraising, other Au family members chipped in, as did a large Hong Kong medical distributor. Over 60,000 masks were given to Bay Area hospitals.
Veritas: Spark Amps up Pledge During COVID-19
Pledge 1% | May 6, 2020
Veritas has long embraced a foundational commitment to be a good neighbor and global citizen. As one of the largest real estate firms to join Pledge 1%, Veritas has furthered its commitment to social impact during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apartment List, Veritas, Ronald McDonald House Team Up to Provide Critical Housing to Families During COVID-19
The Registry | May 4, 2020
Through Apartment List’s Home Bridge program, the Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area was connected to multifamily developer and owner Veritas Investments, who has in turn donated fully-furnished units to families seeking care at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
Mask Donation Campaign from Veritas Staffer Tops 11,000, and Still Going
April 20, 2020
It started with an email after midnight, literally a stab in the dark to colleagues in his department. By 11am that morning, Dan Chung, a Vice President at Veritas Investments, had overrun his goal and it didn’t stop there. People were asking about the campaign so he widened the net to other staff.
Enjoy A Monarch Migrating Mural This Earth Day
Forbes | April 20, 2020
Artist Jane Kim can’t help herself from comparing the butterflies she draws to the millions of Americans presently quarantining themselves across the country. “It’s kind of the perfect symbol for what we’re going through, cocooning in our homes right now and being able to come out more beautiful,” Kim said.
SF’s Largest Landlord Suspends Coronavirus-Related Evictions
SF Weekly | March 12, 2020
San Francisco’s largest landlord said Wednesday it would voluntarily suspend evictions for residents financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Veritas’s self-imposed moratorium comes ahead of proposed legislation to protect renters.
Veritas Donates Mosaic Bench to Rejuvenate Tenderloin Park
March 5, 2020
Renovations feature new playground equipment, landscaping, tables and a bold mosaic bench created by noted Berkeley artist Wilma Wyss and commissioned by Veritas Investments. The bench highlights native pollinators, butterflies and the plants that support them.
Bee Safe: Veritas Helps Relocate Wildlife Humanely, Sometimes with ‘Sam Spade’ Assistance
February 25, 2020
Just like any other property owner, Veritas is by no means immune to these wild housemates, but what stands out is how our team looks for solutions that are humane to wildlife guests while we accommodate our human residents.
Veritas Innovations Platform Uses Carson Living and Aptly To Enhance Resident Experience
Urban Land Magazine | December 9, 2019
Carson Living provides a 24/7 virtual doorman to facilitate a more secure entry for guests, deliveries, vendors, and more, available to residents at no extra cost. Aptly gathers direct customer feedback on top of Veritas’ on-site resident-manager relationships and phone support.
An open letter from Yat-Pang Au, CEO & Founder of Veritas Investments
November 10, 2019
Dear San Franciscans, When I moved to San Francisco from the South Bay, I loved the unique mix of people, cultures, tastes, and backgrounds in the city. I took a particular interest in the neighborhoods and buildings that brought everyone together.
Sparking Positive Change in Our Communities, Veritas Joins Pledge 1% Philanthropy Effort
November 4, 2019
With the consolidation of our long-held volunteerism efforts as Veritas Spark, a cohesive name befitting of the positive change we hope to engender in the communities we serve, Veritas also announces our commitment to the Pledge 1% movement.
Veritas Investments Announces New Initiatives to Improve Resident and Housing Needs
October 21, 2019
New programs include elimination of owner’s recovery of operating & maintenance expenses, creating first-in-the-nation resident ombudsperson program and creating hundreds of new, rent-controlled homes.
Loma Prieta Quake Anniversary: Staying Safe in San Francisco with Veritas’ Soft-Story Retrofits
October 18, 2019
This week’s rumbles and the anniversary of the big 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake are timely reminders for earthquake preparedness, with these safety tips provided courtesy of our Red Cross partners.
Veritas Announces New Hardship Waiver Program for San Francisco Renters
September 24, 2019
Veritas addresses housing affordability for its most vulnerable residents with the announcement of a first-in-kind program to expedite hardship waivers for Operating and Maintenance (O&M), Capital Improvement (CI), and bond-related passthrough charges.