Giving Compass’ Take:
• Kristin Musulin reports that Seattle has released a new tool that is designed to connect people experiencing homelessness to affordable housing.
• How can funders help this tool to succeed? Can this tool, or one like it, be effective in your community?
• Read about the need for affordable housing.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and King County, WA Executive Dow Constantine last week unveiled a Zillow-powered search tool to help people experiencing homelessness be connected with affordable housing.
The tool, developed by Zillow through a partnership with the Seattle Office of Housing and local nonprofit organization Housing Connector, enables Housing Connector’s partner landlords to upload affordable housing inventory. Local nonprofit service providers can then search the inventory to place tenants who need affordable housing.
So far, 35 landlords and 42 nonprofit service providers are active on the platform, with that reach expected to grow.
Read the full article about Seattle’s affordable housing search tool by Kristin Musulin at Smart Cities Dive.
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