Update 1: Affordable Housing Search

Overview

Creating a centralized way to locate available affordable housing, listing a platform for the Housing Connector focusing on people experiencing homelessness and seeking housing through the homelessness system.

Proposed Timeline

Phase 1 (January – March): Plan

  • Understand scenarios and data availability
  • Design product and architecture
  • Marketing/outreach planning

Phase 2 (March – September): Build

  • Software development
  • Data acquisition

Phase 3 (September on): Grow

  • Awareness and adoption campaign

Updates

  • Zillow has committed to building, operating and maintain the housing search tool on a long-term basis.
  • Zillow is planning to hire an employee to help with this project.
  • Office of Housing continues to work with Loftium on insights and marketing best practices.