PORTLAND, Ore. -- A once-homeless man and the city of Portland are teaming up to create website that helps people qualify for apartment rentals.
A rental record that has an eviction, financial issues or a person with past criminal history would benefit from using the site.
The initial one-stop site was created by Tyrone Poole, who used to be homeless. It's called noappfee.com, with the app referring to application, not a phone app. In November a new site - Poole's collaboration with the city -- is expected to go live, at which time noapp.com will go away. That site is called oneapporegon.com.
When Mayor Ted Wheeler unveiled his budget proposal last spring, $500,000 was set aside for a three-year contract with Poole.
Poole says the partnership gives his site legitimacy and helps point renters toward solutions to being barred from renting apartments.