Posted in VHFA News by: Leslie Black-Plumeau on June 30, 2017 – 8:54am
Based on feedback from property managers and apartment seekers, VHFA launched this week a redesigned, user-friendly Vermont Directory of Affordable Rental Housing at www.housingdata.org. We improved search tools and expanded the site to include more information people looking for an apartment need, such as rent and income limits, property photos, proximity to public transportation, accessibility features and pet policies. Development of the new website was supported in part by TD Charitable Foundation, AARP Vermont and the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity’s HUD Inclusive and Vibrant Communities Vermont Grant.
The site’s on-line directory, updated in real-time by property managers, provides information about every Vermont apartment building that serves lower income tenants and received public subsidies during its development to help rents be affordable. “We are delighted to offer expanded information about vacancies and the status of the wait-list for occupancy in Vermont’s affordable, rental housing stock,” remarked VHFA Executive Directory Sarah Carpenter. “Since vacancies are snapped up quickly in many parts of the state, we wanted to optimize the site’s ability to connect lower income apartment seekers to the information they need to find an affordable place to live.” Carpenter continued.
Housing managers and owners with questions or comments about the website are encouraged to contact VHFA.