NFHA and MBA Launch Online Toolkit to Help Lenders Develop Special Purpose Credit Programs for Underserved Communities
The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) has developed an interactive web service that quickly connects renters who need support to pay their rent or utilities to programs that can provide assistance, addressing a problem that has become more acute because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic dislocation that followed it.
Frontdoor, as the web service is called, is designed to counteract housing instability, which was exacerbated by the pandemic by streamlining the process of distributing emergency assistance. It links renters to programs for which they are qualified, regardless of where they live in the U.S. An in-depth guide can be emailed or downloaded so that renters can be prepared to complete the processes needed to secure assistance. The guide is available in Spanish as well as English and is mobile-friendly.
Frontdoor went live on March 3, 2022, and can be accessed HERE.