LA homeless advocates have a new tech tool for affordable housing
Feb 21, 2019

LA homeless advocates have a new tech tool for affordable housing

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If you need a ride somewhere, Uber or Lyft will match you up with a car and a driver. If you're a landlord renting a house, you post it on Zillow and renters can find you. Tech has made it really easy for most of us to get matched up with what we need with just a few clicks. But like so much technology, this convenience is not evenly distributed. A new platform called Lease Up is tackling that problem by better matching homeless people with housing in Los Angeles. The website makes it easier for landlords to list affordable housing units and for nonprofits to find those homes for clients.

Today's show is sponsored by Pitney Bowes and Indeed.

 

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LA homeless advocates have a new tech tool for affordable housing

Feb 21, 2019
LeaseUp aims to make finding homes faster and easier.
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If you need a ride somewhere, Uber or Lyft will match you up with a car and a driver. If you’re a landlord renting a house, you post it on Zillow and renters can find you. Tech has made it really easy for most of us to get matched up with what we need with just a few clicks. But like so much technology, this convenience is not evenly distributed. A new platform called Lease Up is tackling that problem by better matching homeless people with housing in Los Angeles. The website makes it easier for landlords to list affordable housing units and for nonprofits to find those homes for clients.

Today’s show is sponsored by Pitney Bowes and Indeed.

 

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