A one-stop-shop kind of website is available to help Iowa connect residents looking for affordable housing with landlords with available properties.
The website, IowaHousingSearch.org allows landlords to post directly to the site.
The site, which was launched in November 2013, is aimed at helping people list and find housing that will work for them. According to the website, it “fosters collaboration among Iowa landlords, various housing organizations and Iowans seeking rental housing,” and is funded by the Iowa Finance Authority.
“This advances affordable housing here in Iowa by putting access, easy access, for all Iowans and makes it a competitive market so they can find the best price in the area they’re looking,” said Iowa Finance Authority Executive Director David Jameson.
Landlords may begin listing immediately, but the “find” function will not be available to the public until January 2014.
(editor’s note: We initially misidentified David Jameson as Iowa Treasurer, but he is actually the Executive Director of the Iowa Finance Authority. We apologize for the error.)