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Community Partners Overview

Nonprofit service providers work hard to get clients and community members housed. Partnering with Housing Connector simplifies the process from beginning to end and opens access for people often left out of the housing market.
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Reduced Screening Criteria: properties partnered with Housing Connector have reduced screening criteria, providing easier access to homes.

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Seamless Housing Navigation: our Zillow-powered marketplace provides real-time access to available units.

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Additional Financial Support: our residents get 3 months of rent support in the event of a financial emergency and extra coverage for damages.

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Two Years Resident Stability: our team of stability specialists is ready to help if your client ever has a problem with their unit or landlord.

We provide residents and case managers an extra layer of support throughout the housing process, making the road to housing simple and successful.

Benefits We Provide
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What Our Community Partners Provide

Housing Connector relies on our Community Partners’ case management experience and deep community relationships to help maintain resident stability in our program.

One Year of Case Management

Ongoing client support is essential during the first year, ensuring each client experiences success in their new unit.

Resident Updates

Keep our team informed of changes with your clients so we can support residents with speed and accuracy.

Fast Response

Resident crises move quickly. Keeping people in homes requires all of us to respond with urgency.

Units for Those in Need

Help grow our capacity to address housing instability by adding properties you already work with to our Housing Connector inventory.

Interested in becoming a
Community Partner?

Community Partners are nonprofits, case managers, and service providers focused on helping find housing for vulnerable populations. If your organization sounds like a good fit for the Housing Connector model, reach out to us using the form below.

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FAQ’s

  • Can Housing Connector provide services in our area?
    We are always looking for new communities to partner with and expand into. We conduct thorough market research to determine if we could be a good fit for a prospective geography. If you are interested in exploring whether Housing Connector is a good fit for your city or county, please reach out to us at info@housingconnector.com.
  • How is Housing Connector funded?
    We are a 501(c)(3) and are funded through both public dollars (about 70%) and private dollars (about 30%).
  • Does Zillow receive any money from your partnership?
    No, Property Partners do not have to pay to post listings on our Zillow platform. Zillow does not receive money from the partnership and instead has dedicated four full-time positions to build, scale, and maintain the platform through their social impact initiatives.
  • What is Housing Connector’s role in the system?
    Housing Connector is a bridge between Property Partners with vacant units and Community Partners who work with vulnerable populations searching for housing. We solve financial and resident challenges for property partners so they can feel secure in opening doors to more members of our community. For case managers, we provide a streamlined housing search process through our Zillow powered marketplace, and Housing Connector is able to facilitate solutions and bring multiple parties together to problem solve if issues arise.
  • What is Housing Connector's impact in the community?
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  • What percentage of Housing Connector residents stay housed after one year?
    To date 88% of residents stay housed in the same unit for at least one year, and 75% stay housed through year two.
  • What is a Community Partner?
    A Community Partner is an organization that currently provides housing services for vulnerable populations that has officially partnered with Housing Connector to increase housing access for individuals most in need. Our Community Partners are regional and national nonprofits and government agencies.
  • What are the benefits for Community Partners?
    We provide an extra layer of support throughout the housing process, making the process simple and successful. Specifically, Housing Connector provides reduced screening criteria for housing applications, free access to units through an exclusive Zillow platform, additional financial support for two years after move-in, and housing stability services for all residents enrolled in our program.
  • How do I become a Community Partner?
    If your organization would like to partner with Housing Connector, you can start an official process by visiting our Community Partnership Overview page.
  • How do I sign up for training?
    Case managers and service providers that have a signed agreement with us can sign up for a virtual training with us, using your organizational work email. Sign Up
  • What will I learn at the training?
    Housing Connector’s 90-minute training covers a wide variety of required topics for using our program, including how to use the Zillow platform, how to enroll clients in our services, tips and tricks for housing clients faster, and eligibility requirements for our program. The training is required for all case managers working with clients.
  • What is a Property Partner?
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  • What are the benefits for Property Partners?
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  • How do I become a Property Partner?
    If your property or management company would like to partner with Housing Connector, you can start an official process by visiting our Property Partnership Overview page.
  • How do I sign up for training?
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Community Partner Training

All current Community Partners must attend a training to use Housing Connector’s Zillow platform and other program benefits. At our trainings, staff will review navigating Zillow, connecting to units, and enrolling residents in our services.

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  • Texas Community Partner Training
    Texas Community Partner Training
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Jun 18
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    Jun 18, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM CDT
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    Jun 18, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM CDT
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    We have a NEW Texas Community Partner Training. Learn the process of moving your clients into their own homes using our Zillow-powered platform. Take or Retake the training. You must be a Housing Connector Partner to take this training.
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  • OR Community Partner Training
    OR Community Partner Training
    Wed, Jun 26
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    Jun 26, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM PDT
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    Jun 26, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM PDT
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    An opportunity for current Oregon State Community Partners to receive training on the Housing Connector program. Please note, trainings are only open to current partners and late arrivals more than 15 minutes late will not be accepted.
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  • Colorado Community Partner Training
    Colorado Community Partner Training
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jun 27
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    Jun 27, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM MDT
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    Jun 27, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM MDT
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    An opportunity for current Colorado Community Partners to receive training on the Housing Connector program. Please note, trainings are only open to current partners and late arrivals more than 15 minutes late will not be accepted.
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  • WA Community Partner Training
    WA Community Partner Training
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jun 27
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    Jun 27, 2024, 1:05 PM – 2:30 PM PDT
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    Jun 27, 2024, 1:05 PM – 2:30 PM PDT
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    An opportunity for current Washington State Community Partners to receive training on the Housing Connector program. Please note, trainings are only open to current partners and late arrivals more than 15 minutes late will not be accepted.
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  • OR Community Partner Training
    OR Community Partner Training
    Tue, Jul 09
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    Jul 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT
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    Jul 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT
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    An opportunity for current Oregon State Community Partners to receive training on the Housing Connector program. Please note, trainings are only open to current partners and late arrivals more than 15 minutes late will not be accepted.
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  • OR Community Partner Training
    OR Community Partner Training
    Thu, Jul 25
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    Jul 25, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM PDT
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    Jul 25, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM PDT
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    An opportunity for current Oregon State Community Partners to receive training on the Housing Connector program. Please note, trainings are only open to current partners and late arrivals more than 15 minutes late will not be accepted.
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  • OR Community Partner Training
    OR Community Partner Training
    Tue, Aug 06
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    Aug 06, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT
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    Aug 06, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT
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    An opportunity for current Oregon State Community Partners to receive training on the Housing Connector program. Please note, trainings are only open to current partners and late arrivals more than 15 minutes late will not be accepted.
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  • OR Community Partner Training
    OR Community Partner Training
    Wed, Aug 28
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    Aug 28, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM PDT
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    Aug 28, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM PDT
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    An opportunity for current Oregon State Community Partners to receive training on the Housing Connector program. Please note, trainings are only open to current partners and late arrivals more than 15 minutes late will not be accepted.
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