This page will be updated as the situation develops. Please refer to this page for our most up-to-date information related to COVID-19.
Young America Realty is following public health guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as state and local officials. We will adapt our business operations to the guidelines they release, and will follow their direction as it is made available. In compliance with the Illinois Shelter in Place order, our offices will remain closed to the public until the order is lifted.
March 20, 2020 | 3:30PM
Young America will be closing our offices to the public in compliance with the Illinois Shelter In Place order. Thank you for your patience as we navigate these new precautions together.
If you are currently seeking housing, we can still help:
Leasing@YArealty.com - Student Division
Residential@YArealty.com - Residential Division
To continue to best serve our residents, Young America will still be able to be reached via email and by phone. To reach our staff, please refer to the contact list below
Student Leasing Division: Email | Leasing@YArealty.com Phone | 309.454.2338 x1
Residential Leasing Division: Email | Residential@YArealty.com Phone | 309.454.2338 x2
Customer Service: Email | CustomerService@YArealty.com Phone | 309.454.2338 x113
Collections\Accounts: Email | Collections@YArealty.com Phone | 309.454.2338 x502
Emergency Maintenance: Phone | 309.823.0179
March 16, 2020 | 9:00AM
Young America has made temporary changes to internal company policies, effective immediately:
We are limiting person to person contact.
No more handshakes.
We will take virtual meetings where possible, rather than in person.
Anyone with the following symptoms must not show up for work, regardless of department:
Fever greater than 100.5º (per Wall Street Journal 3/13)
Shortness of breath
This message will be expressed to our vendors also
Student & Residential Departments:
Physical showings will only occur in vacant units
Apartment tours will happen virtually for apartments currently occupied, which may include sending a healthy leasing agent to capture a video one time to keep on our server.
Our offices will have common surfaces wiped down hourly
Clubhouses for Lodge and College Station will have common surfaces wiped twice a day
Residents have been requested to self-report when they have tested positive for COVID-19, and YA will notify their entire building while keeping their unit and identity anonymous.
March 15, 2020 | 1:30PM
Young America has received requests for temporary housing from Illinois Wesleyan University, as well as members of Greek organizations, who have been displaced from their housing accommodations. These students are welcome to apply for temporary housing as well.
To submit a temporary housing request, please click the link below.
March 13, 2020 | 2:00PM
ISU students who have applied for temporary housing from Young America have been sent specific instructions for first requesting the opportunity to remain in university housing based on their special circumstance. The university has already recieved and filled a number of "special circumstances" requests. Young America will still accept temporary housing requests from students who are denied housing from the dorms.
To submit a special circumstances request through ISU, please click the link below.
March 13, 2020 | 9:00AM
Young America is requesting that any current resident who tests positive for COVID-19 to immediately alert our office via email at CustomerService@YArealty.com.
If a resident of a building tests positive for COVID-19 and Young America receives notification, communication will be sent to the building in which that resident resides. Personal information including name and unit number will not be disclosed, but as a public health advisory we will pass along the information of a confirmed positive test in your building.
All of our offices have also moved to a no-handshake policy until further notice in an effort to limit physical contact.
March 12, 2020 | 11:00AM
In a statement this morning, Young America announced it will offer temporary, rent-free housing to displaced dormitory residents in response to ISU’s March 11th announcement that all university operated housing will be closed until further notice.
Temporary housing will be offered on a week-by-week basis until university-owned and university-operated housing reopens, or until the end of the original 2020 spring semester. Units offered are furnished, have high speed internet access included, and are within walking distance of Uptown Normal. Space is limited, and will be offered on a first-come-first-serve basis.
“We expect there are some students who will have difficulty returning to a permanent home, and who still need to apply themselves to their university coursework,” said Young America Realty President Andy Netzer. “Yesterday's news was probably not ideal for everyone, and we're hopeful these efforts will help mitigate the stresses that some ISU students are experiencing”
Temporary Housing from Young America will require:
- $100 refundable security deposit
- Government-issued ID
- Copy of current University Housing contract or other proof of residency
Regrettably, Young America is unable to offer temporary housing to students who have traveled to CDC Level 3 travel advisory countries and regions.
Students who are displaced from the dorms and interested in seeking temporary housing should fill out the request form linked below.
March 11, 2020 | 5:00PM
Please read the public statement from ISU President Larry Dietz. As a point of clarification, apartments managed by Young America Realty are not "University-operated housing" or "University-owned apartments" and therefore remain open. Young America will continue to operate as normal.
As of today, March 11, 2020, there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases at Illinois State University, or in the Bloomington-Normal community.
Refer to the resources linked below for further information.
RESOURCES FOR COVID-19
Health Organization Webpages
Prevention and Mitigation
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