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Florida Housing unveils redesigned affordable rental housing locator

Posted at 1:35 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 13:47:42-04

The Florida Housing Finance Corporation has unveiled the redesign of the statewide online affordable rental housing locator website.

FloridaHousingSearch.org was unveiled on Thursday.

According to a press release, the locator is part of Florida Housing’s ongoing effort to respond to affordable rental housing needs in general as well as during natural disasters.

While there has been no change to the locator’s services it provides and it is still free, the new design is more user and mobile-friendly making it easier for affordable housing developments to list their vacancies and for consumers to find them.

For those interested in renting, this online service is an easy way to find available affordable rental housing in Florida.

Furthermore, during a natural disaster displaced families and individuals can find properties that are available to rent.

Also provided is a toll-free, bilingual call center support service, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT.

The Florida Housing website currently allows Florida Housing funded properties, other government subsidized and privately-owned affordable rental properties to post for free their vacancies.

Officials say additional tools include the ability to identify the features and amenities at the property, provide information such as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the location (with a map link), rent and deposit requirements, utilities and much more.

Property owners and managers will also be able to update vacancy status immediately as units are being rented.

The redesigned locator does not require landlords to register the rental properties that are already registered in the locator’s database.

To register and list your properties with Florida Housing, visit www.floridahousingsearch.org or call the toll-free number at 1-877-428-8844 and a customer support staff from Socialserve.com will assist you.