Nevada Housing Division launches new statewide online rental housing locator service

NVHousingSearch.org lets users list and search for rental housing in Nevada for free


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Teri Williams
Public Information Officer
(702) 486-0407
Las Vegas, NV - September 16, 2014

The State of Nevada Housing Division (NHD) at a kickoff event today announced the official launch of NVHousingSearch.org, a free statewide housing locator website to give renters, landlords, housing professionals, and social service providers better access to rental housing information and listings.

 

North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee, along with Reno Mayor Bob Cashell and Sparks Mayor Gino Martini, joined NHD for the public event on Tuesday and spoke to how the website will benefit their communities and residents throughout the State. Other speakers included John Hill, Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority, Jeff Duncan, Nevada Aging and Disability Services, Steven Silverman, HELP USA, among others. A number of housing professionals from across the state contributed commentary through video clips, offering perspectives on how the service addresses an array of housing needs for all Nevadans.

 

Attendees included state and local officials, representatives from housing agencies and nonprofits, property managers, real estate professionals, and more. A live demonstration showcased the easy-to-use NVHousingSearch.org.

 

We have received encouraging feedback from our housing partners, elected officials and real estate professionals. The extensive listings available will be especially beneficial to prospective renters whose work and family demands leave them with limited time to invest in a search for housing.  The searchable listings will also be beneficial to those with income limitations or disabilities,” said Betsy Fadali, Nevada Housing Division.

  

“This site provides a proven online system that will help families navigate affordable housing inventory that meets specific family needs,” added Nancy Brown, Senior Manager at Charles Schwab Bank and Co-Chair of the NVHousingSearch.org Advisory Board. “It also provides a free resource for property managers.”

 

The site, which currently represents more than 12,800 rental units, was developed to fulfil a mandate that NHD create and maintain a statewide affordable housing database.  The site is powered by Socialserve.com, a nonprofit organization that develops customized rental database platforms.  The organization, which will provide ongoing management of the locator, staffs a toll-free, bilingual call center to facilitate questions from landlords seeking to list or update a rental property and can conduct customized housing searches for users. 

 

To search or list housing, visit www.NVHousingSearch.org any time, or call a toll-free, bilingual call center at 1-877-428-8844, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time.

 

About the Nevada Housing Division

The Nevada Housing Division was created by the Nevada Legislature in 1975, when it was recognized that a shortage of safe, decent, and sanitary housing existed throughout the State for low- and moderate-income Nevadans. Their mission is to improve quality of life by providing affordable housing opportunities. For more information visit www.housing.nv.gov.

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