Haven Connect increases affordable housing access by streamlining the affordable housing application process. It helps low-income applicants search and apply for affordable housing online, and easily maintain their status on the waitlist. It also enables property managers to manage waitlists efficiently, getting qualified applicants into unit vacancies faster. NLIHC’s analysis shows that HUD’s Housing Choice Vouchers waiting lists had a median wait time of 1.5 years for housing assistance. Twenty-five percent had a wait of at least 3 years. Haven Connect works to alleviate the burdens on both ends.
How We Helped
Haven Connect was one of six companies selected to receive grant funding through the 2019 Reconstruct Challenge. The 2019 Reconstruct Challenge was a prize competition focused on the affordable housing crisis in the United States by funding the implementation and beta tests of innovations working to decrease the ancillary costs of housing in the Louisville and Southern Indiana area with the goal to prove out innovative models and help them scale.