Public Housing Applicants Submit Electronic Applications with RentCafe PHA™


Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo processes hundreds of housing applications electronically in one application cycle through a new Web-based system, eliminating paperwork and saving time and money.

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF., July 7, 2015 – Yardi announced today that the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo (HASLO) recently opened its waiting list and accepted online housing applications using RentCafe PHA, a Web-based software solution offered by Yardi. HASLO is among the first public housing agencies (PHA) to use this new Yardi solution to manage their waiting list application period.

“RENTCafé PHA is the first self-service, online system for applicants to submit everything they need to qualify for housing subsidies,” said Boone Atkins, vice president of affordable and PHA sales for Yardi. “The features and workflows of RentCafe PHA are transforming the application process and offer great benefits for both applicants and housing providers. Applicants get convenient online access to submit their information, and our client providers get clean electronic applicant files without the hassle of paperwork.”

HASLO notes several examples of how their application process works more efficiently with RENTCafé PHA. “We were so excited when we began to see applications coming though,” said Elaine Archer, director of housing management for HASLO. “Applicants submitted everything online, including birth certificates, driver’s licenses, and social security documents. It all came through neatly and without a stack of paper for staff to go through. The automated processes in the system helped applicants submit files much more quickly and accurately than before. In fact, one family was able to move into a unit just a week or so after creating their RentCafe PHA profile and submitting their online application.”

RentCafe PHA is among a suite of Yardi products designed for optimal management of subsidized housing properties. Other Yardi products for affordable housing and PHA organizations cover property management, financial management, operations, resident screening, online procurement, spend management, business intelligence, and more.


Founded in 1968, HASLO is committed to building and maintaining affordable housing for citizens in its community. HASLO seeks to create safe neighborhoods by partnering with individuals and organizations to provide housing, education and employment opportunities for families of modest means to become self-sufficient and improve their quality of life. HASLO programs have grown to incorporate a vast array of assistance and support venues to help the families and individuals of San Luis Obispo County, California.

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