Co-living helps tenants ‘weather the pandemic better’

The World Health Organization has listed “social support networks” as one of the factors that determine health and happiness. MyTown provides such crucial networks by fostering a co-living community among its tenants, affectionally called Townees.

Recently, the company conducted a second survey among its tenants on how the pandemic and resulting community quarantines have impacted young professionals, particularly on the importance of community and connection.

The survey results show that as 71 percent of tenants believe that living in MyTown has made them less lonely over the last year, up from 64 percent in 2019 before the pandemic broke out. Over 90 percent see MyTown as a “home away from home,” compared to 80 percent in 2019. Seven out of 10 tenants believe that MyTown cultivates an environment where they can make new friends and connections despite the lockdowns.

“The pandemic seems to have accelerated urban loneliness, and we see that co-living helps our tenants weather the pandemic better,” says Drixel Ortega, chief customer officer at MyTown.

The company promotes mental wellness while being compliant with Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases, Department of Health and international health and safety guidelines. These include online events, informative flyers and posters, access to MyTown’s wide range of amenities that promote mental and physical wellness such as fitness centers, a swimming pool, coworking desks, and recreation spaces.

According to MyTown’s survey results, over 90 percent of tenants are satisfied with the COVID-19 guidelines implemented by MyTown, which were created with the help of experts at INSEAD and Oxford University and have been shared  online for the benefit of other co-living players and other interested parties.

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