Tenant Txt Aids Apartment Management and Renters To Stay Connected and Informed

Tenant Txt Aids Apartment Management and Renters To Stay Connected and Informed

Gregory Han
Apr 27, 2009

As a lifelong renter ourselves, we're always interested in resources that help the renting demographic with being heard and protecting their basic rights as tenants. So it's no surprise we're fond of Tenant Txt, a site that merges renter's rights with apartment management concerns through a simple email and mobile phone notification...

"Tenant Txt" is a website that apartment management or apartment safety leaders can put in place in order to single or mass alert their community of any maintenance repairs, criminal activity, or community events by text message and email. No more surprise hot water drama while tenants are taking a shower or blown off notices from renters' doors. The service and site was inspired by founder Daniel Ellis' own experience as an apartment renter himself, noticing the lack of communication between management and renter when community problems arise. So he did something about it and Tenant Txt was born.

Considering all of our own neighbors in our building use email to keep tab on our sometimes good, sometimes not so good manager (we think the management has improved because we banded together as renters instead of individuals), we can attest to the power of online networking as means of getting things done. Although this is more on the manager's end for communication, we could see this working well in connected areas where tenants actively use email; we'd worry this would be so effective in lower income rental housing, but could be used in conjunction with good ole fashioned door to door notification too. Anything that keeps renters informed is good in our book.

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