A PRRAC Report (June 2015). By Ebony Gayles and Silva Mathema.
Excerpt: “Increasingly, Americans are using online rental listing sites to aid their housing search. This is true of Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) holders as well as for the public at large. Update-to-date online listings for HCV holders provide benefits that traditional landlord lists maintained by the Public Housing Authority (PHA) cannot, such as detailed information about units, pictures of the interior and exterior of units and mapping features. Websites that cater to voucher clients can provide a much-needed resource for renters. However, if the websites are not providing clients access to a full range of neighborhoods, including lower poverty, less segregated neighborhoods, they are not helping achieve the goals of the voucher program.”