Affordable Housing Tool Recognized
- Jun 24, 2011
Boca Raton, Fla.–GoSection8.com, a rental listing service for Section 8 landlords, tenants and public housing authoritie, was recently recognized for its affordable housing portal and new deconcentration tools. The Fort Worth Housing Authority won a National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Organization (NAHRO) award for its use of the GoSection8.com portal and the new Deconcentration Controller product, which enables housing authorities to better comply with HUD guidelines. The Fort Worth Housing Authority now has the ability to pinpoint client areas with low rates of poverty and market rental units in those areas reach out to landlords with units in those areas.
GoSection8.com maintains a proprietary database that is used as a reference for the Section 8 Rental Voucher Program. The database distributes rental listings online and in the lobbies of hundreds of housing agencies in order to connect tenants with landlords seeking guaranteed rent.
The new Deconcentration Controller feature enables housing authorities to compare, analyze and report on the availability of inventory against “qualified” and “non-qualified” census tracts. The technology assists in pinpointing areas of low and high poverty so that housing authorities can modify marketing efforts, comply with requirements for HUD assistance, improve grant applications and meet eligibility for Empowerment Zone and Neighborhood Revitalization funding.