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For Immediate Release:
7/19/2006

Contact:
Cecka Rose Green (850) 488-4197

   
 
FloridaHousingSearch.org to Make Finding Affordable Housing Easier
   
 
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Tallahassee, FL- Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) is working with other housing partners to provide a free, online affordable housing locator service statewide called FloridaHousingSearch.org <www.floridahousingsearch.org>. This locator service will make it easier for affordable housing developments to list their vacancies and for consumers to find them. The locator is part of Florida Housing’s ongoing effort to respond to housing needs in general and specifically during natural disasters.

 

FloridaHousingSearch.org currently allows Florida Housing funded properties and properties in Hillsborough County to post their vacancies. As the housing locator system is developed over time, other government subsidized and privately-owned affordable rental properties will be able to register their units.

 

Florida Housing funded properties and properties in Hillsborough County are now able to list their vacancies, identify the features and amenities at the property, and 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.

 

Florida Housing is working with Socialserve.com, a national non-profit provider of housing locator services, on the development of the website. Socialserve.com created the software being used on the website and is responsible for maintaining the site. Socialserve.com also provides toll-free, bilingual call center support to property owners and managers, tenants, and housing service providers Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.

 

FloridaHousingSearch.org is available online 24 hours a day.

 

To register and list your properties with FloridaHousingSearch.org:

 

Go to www.floridahousingsearch.org

 

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Call Toll Free 1-877-428-8844 and a customer support staff from Socialserve.com will assist you

 

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Fax a registration form to Socialserve.com1-866-265-7811 (download form here)

 

If you have any questions or would like to provide comments or suggestions about the housing locator, please contact Socialserve.com at 1-877-428-8844 or info@socialserve.com.