MBHP is announcing the release of a major upgrade to its unique, free online apartment listing service. Located at www.mbhp.org, the service now includes the ability for property owners to post photos of their apartments and to include mention of more amenities. Additionally, addresses will be linked to an online map service so prospective tenants can see the location of the properties.
The improved online service provides the Greater Boston region with a unique, free, real-time option for searching for affordable housing.
Listing an apartment is easy. Property owners and managers can submit their information via an online form and have it posted within 24 hours. Enhancements to the site allow property owners to include photos of their units, give owners more choice in describing amenities, and automatically link the apartment’s address with an online map service.
Enhancements give tenants and housing search specialists more options when looking for an apartment. In addition to searching by location, searches by bedroom number and rent amount – or a combination of the three – are now possible. The maps make it easier for tenants to see the locations of available apartments, and the photos can provide additional information on each unit.
In accordance with MBHP’s mission, the free, online apartment listing service connects prospective tenants with affordable housing options in MBHP’s region; postings are within government-set affordability ranges and are within MBHP’s 30-community service area.
MBHP is the state’s largest regional provider of rental housing voucher assistance. We serve homeless, elderly, disabled, and low- and moderate-income individuals and families. Our region spans Boston and 29 surrounding communities: Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Braintree Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Lexington, Lynn, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Milton, Newton, North Reading, Quincy, Reading, Revere, Somerville, Stoneham, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, Wilmington, Winchester, Winthrop and Woburn.
For more information, you can contact Beth Wagner at (617) 425-6691, or log onto www.mbhp.org.