Why a National Housing System?
Affordable housing programs in the U.S. are disconnected within the industry, and they are confusing and not easily accessible to the public due to countless websites and paper applications. The industry relies upon demographic data up to ten years old for housing development. We lack timely accurate data from the courts to help those families who become homeless. Worst of all, the archaic paper application process can lead to chronic homelessness for low-income households in transition who have no address because paper notices about apartments and waitlist removal are missed.
A unified U.S. housing system is nonexistent. There are universal healthcare and welfare applications, so why not housing? Here at Common Rent, we believe a national housing application system is inevitable. The public and national housing leaders demand a system that crosses state lines. We are currently creating a central U.S. housing application system to connect low-income families with affordable housing. We will build our software upon programs that have a proven track record, such as the San Francisco DAHLIA or Massachusetts CHAMP software. Click here to learn more about our products in development.