Connecting people to home
Everyone should have solid information for making choices about one of the most important decisions–where to live. But that hasn’t been the case.
Housing Navigator Massachusetts, Inc. is a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit changing that. Our first release, a free online tool, makes it simple to search for affordable rentals statewide.
How does it work?
Working with owners and public sector partners, we’ve built a database of income-restricted rentals from all over the state. We show listings whenever we have reliable, actionable information. Property owners verify their listings to take things one step further—everywhere you see the “Verified” sign—ensuring that renters find details they can trust.
Housing Navigator Massachusetts, Inc. aligns with MassHousing’s mission to confront the housing challenges facing the Commonwealth to improve the lives of its people. We use technology for so much today—many may be surprised this resource didn’t already exist.
The Need for Housing Navigator
Massachusetts has the 3rd highest rents in the nation—making affordable housing even more vital. Yet there has been no easy way to answer the simplest question for renters—Where is housing I can afford?
Our tool helps renters and affordable housing owners find each other.
Beyond easing the search for a home, our database of over 180,000 affordable housing units improves transparency, helping us all understand what affordable housing the state already has and what renters are looking for. The state’s limited dollars for affordable housing can be targeted to where they are most needed.