Dept. of Commerce: WIFrontDoor Housing Website Available to Housing Providers

Contact:
Tony Hozeny, Department of Commerce, 608/267-9661

MADISON -Statewide property owners and managers seeking to advertise rental
housing for low to moderate-income households can do so for free on the new
Department of Commerce (Commerce) WIFrontDoor Housing website.

“One of Gov. Jim Doyle’s top priorities is making sure first-rate,
affordable housing is accessible to low to moderate-income residents,” said
Department of Commerce Secretary Cory L. Nettles. “The WIFrontDoorHousing
database is the most comprehensive in the nation. It will simplify the
housing search and advertising process by offering a free-of-charge listing
service for housing providers and giving tenants free access to rental
information through on-screen search locators.”

The WIFrontDoor Housing website will provide a statewide directory of
affordable public and private housing units available for low to
moderate-income households. Housing providers can quickly and efficiently
list affordable housing units, post vacancies and remove leased units. They
will be able to list property amenities, post photographs, rental agreements
and much more. The site was developed with generous financial support from
the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Wisconsin Housing
and Economic Development Authority.

The housing website is available as of today for property owners and
managers to list rental units. The website address will be published and
made available to prospective renters in early January 2005. To list a
property or to access the database, send an email to
[email protected] For additional program information, contact
Marty Evanson, Department of Commerce, at 608/267-0713.