Housing Connector: A New Housing Solution for Oregon

Posted By: Jonathan Clay Central Oregon, Industry News, Mid-Willamette Valley, Portland/SW Washington, SWV News,

Imagine your properties are at 100% occupancy, rent is paid, and residents remain for 2 years. Imagine passing behavioral or financial resident concerns away from your staff in a streamlined manner that generates immediate action? Imagine these things are true and that your property is contributing to the solutions addressing Oregon’s housing shortage.

This is the impact of Housing Connector 

Housing Connector is a tech-for-good nonprofit that increases access to housing for individuals most in need. We do this by solving financial and resident challenges for property owners and managers so they can open doors to more people in the community, and by streamlining the housing search experience for nonprofit case managers working with potential residents via our Zillow powered marketplace. Together, we ensure properties and residents have successful outcomes.

Since launching in Washington, Colorado, Texas, and now Oregon, we have partnered with 1,500+ properties and 190+ nonprofit service providers to house 5,600+ individuals experiencing housing instability.
So, how does it work?

Our commitment to you:

Housing Connector provides these assurances to each property per unit: $5,000 of risk/damage mitigation funding (on top of dollars Oregon already offers), 3-months of emergency rental assistance, free referrals and Housing Connector Zillow listings, and 2-years of housing stability support for residents which includes conflict intervention and mediation services. There is no cost to you to implement our trusted housing solution.

Your commitment to us: 

In exchange for our assurances, we ask that you negotiate with our team to reduce your screening criteria for housing acceptance in 7 categories: resident rental history, rent-to-income-ratio, rental/housing debt, evictions, credit score and history, legal system history, and acceptance of housing vouchers. In addition, we ask that you notify Housing Connector of any resident-related issues once they are housed: lease violations, unpaid rent, official notices, and that you offer mutual-lease terminations working in tandem with our conflict intervention services team prior to filing legal evictions.

Together we can create a stronger, safer Oregon for all its residents.

Ready to partner? Click here to join us.

(Link goes to: https://www.housingconnector.com/become-a-connector)

Play a pivotal role in creating housing solutions for Oregon by becoming a connector today.

Further Reading: Multnomah County forms new partnership with Housing Connector