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This is something totally great that I think everyone needs to hear. To assist with relief efforts for the thousands of victims displaced by hurricanes Gustav and Ike, and tropical storm Hanna, ForRent.com has sent 17,000 apartment listings to the National Housing Locator System (NHLS) via Citizant, an organization that supports disaster recovery efforts for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Okay, well that was a mouthful….what that essentially means is that ForRent.com apartment listings are sent to this site via Citizant, a leading provider of government professional technical solutions. The NHLS is used by various first responders such as FEMA, HUD and Red Cross in the event of a disaster. The system contains vacant housing data from numerous government and commercial data sources—such as ForRent.com—and serves as a centralized database so that first responders can locate available housing for families displaced by a disaster.  I think it’s fantastic that I’m a part of an organization that helps others during their trying times. Everyone is affected by these hurricanes, many indirectly through rising gas prices and other products. But those who have lost their homes are affected so much more and I think it’s wonderful that For Rent Media Solutions is making a difference in those peoples’ lives.

Terry Slattery, the vice president and general manager of For Rent Media Solutions had a few things to say, “The past few weeks have been very difficult for those hit hard by hurricanes Gustav and Ike, and tropical storm Hanna.” “We are more than happy to supply apartment listings to the NHLS, a system that plays a significant role in the rebuilding process for residents after a natural disaster…. we hope to help these residents get back on their feet.”

“I want to personally thank our newest data providers—ForRent.com, HotPads.com, TenantsPlus.com, and RentLinx.com—for stepping up in a time of a national disaster to share their data,” said Alba M. Aleman, president and co-founder of Citizant. “It is because of cooperation from organizations like these that we are able to operate a system that plays such an important role in the lives of our fellow citizens.”

At For Rent Media Solutions, helping others is how we do business. Our company’s effort to give aid has extended beyond the traditional business-to-business and business-to-consumer relationships. We go one step further.

How do you help in your community? To learn more about ForRent.com, please visit http://www.ForRent.com.

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