The shortage of affordable housing in many urban markets and resulting housing insecurity have worsened considerably due to record levels of unemployment and homelessness caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. While federal assistance has helped to bring partial relief through temporary program requirement waivers and emergency vouchers, Housing Authorities must sort through these new rules while processing growing numbers of assistance applications quickly and efficiently.
In this on-demand webinar, industry leaders from Public Housing Authorities (PHAs), NAHRO, and Equifax Verification Services shared their insights into how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected housing insecurity issues and strategies to help improve the housing assistance application experience for PHAs, property managers, and tenant applicants.
Watch the recording to learn how:
- Housing insecurity and the increasing need for affordable housing mean a greater need for federal housing assistance
- PHAs and property managers need tools to process applications faster and more efficiently while navigating new program rules and requirements
- Automated income and employment verification data can help streamline housing assistance applications and tenant screening.