Common Rent

Cause Area

  • Computers & Technology
  • Homeless & Housing
  • People with Disabilities
  • Seniors
  • Veterans & Military Families


554 Washington Street#240089Boston, MA 02124 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Mission: We facilitate families' applications to affordable housing and property managers’ administration of applicants through an easy online system. Vision: We are a national nonprofit that is the primary website to apply online for all types of affordable housing. We envision fewer low-income families and homeless as well as apartment managers struggling with bureaucracy, archaic paper applications, and the unmanageable, daunting waitlist system. We see City and State governments, HUD, property owners and millions of people joining our effort for easy common access to low-income housing. We believe a central U.S. housing application system is inevitable.


Common Rent is a Massachusetts tech nonprofit. We plan to launch an affordable housing application system for the U.S., which is desperately needed by low-income and homeless families especially in the wake of the pandemic and eviction moratorium. We are at a start-up stage, but we are verging on software launch and are in need of volunteers in advance. Already, we have obtained, through our connections, a housing application software technology, that has been in use successfully for over 3 years, and we are arranging another successful software system acquisition to unify the industry! We are also now in discussions with potential major national clients. With them we intend to launch the first U.S. common housing application system, that will work for all affordable housing providers (City/State lotteries, public housing, for-profit affordable, and nonprofit affordable housing) and all persons (individuals, families, seniors, handicapped, homeless, etc.).

We need dynamic volunteers like you to help. Urgently, we seek willing volunteers with marketing/fundraising experience, as well as technical and general administrative experience, to help us revolutionize access to affordable housing in this country. Please contact us today. Thank you!

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