Author Topic: Advertising to veterans?  (Read 786 times)

electriceagle

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Advertising to veterans?
« on: August 29, 2019, 09:00:07 AM »
Some of my most reliable roommate-tenants have been veterans. Does anyone know of any forums where I could advertise housing vacancies?

Searching the internet has only produced information about programs for homeless/low-income veterans. I am looking for people who will meet my standard screening criteria.

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Re: Advertising to veterans?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2019, 11:26:34 AM »
I don't know of any forums but does your city have a VA?

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Re: Advertising to veterans?
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2019, 06:54:03 PM »
You could try at your local Veterans Centers and private (non-VA) Veterans groups. Also the VA hospitals and clinics as they may have an area (in or beyond their various homeless outreach programs) for Vets to find affordable housing options. Also college campuses usually have a Veterans Representative as do most larger military installations. @Nords may have more knowledge about this.

 ETA: My local library and county and state have programs to assist Vets and you might look into yours also. While most just give info on VA benefits you might make a local connection.that helps. Also websites like Military.com may have links to find roommates in your area
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Re: Advertising to veterans?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2019, 04:06:11 AM »
@Nords may have more knowledge about this.
Thanks, Spartana!

ElectricEagle, in addition to Spartanaís recommendations, you can try advertising on Homes.mil and AHRN.com.

Homes.mil is clunky and most of your activity there (putting up a post) has to be approved by an admin.  Itís also possible that your local military bases donít even use the system, so check with their housing office before you waste time putting up an ad for approval.  Letís not get into how I know this.

AHRN is also intended for military families but itís much easier to use. 

You could also ask the housing office at your local military base about the best way to advertise to military families.  Some of them are still using printouts and three-ring binders as a backup.

If youíre marketing to military renters then Iíd strongly recommend advertising as pet-friendly.  Donít put any restrictions on the numbers or sizesó simply follow your local community rules.  Many military families move off-base (or even buy a home) not because of their kids or schools but because of their pets.  In addition, itís difficult to find pet-friendly landlords so youíll be able to charge full market rent.

When weíre seeking pet-friendly tenants, we donít bother replacing the carpet until itís absolutely necessary.  (The carpets are cleaned and deodorized, and treated for fleas if necessary, but tenants donít mind minor stains and clawmarks.)  We do not charge pet rent or have a separate pet deposit, but our lease includes a clause that pet damages will be paid for from the security deposit. 

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Re: Advertising to veterans?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2019, 05:21:55 PM »
militarybyowner.com and AHRN.com are two sites I always use when PCSing (military speak for moving).  I'm not sure that's what you're looking for.  There are so many vets, so there probably isn't one site that reaches them all.  Though maybe Facebook...


electriceagle

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Re: Advertising to veterans?
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2019, 09:12:39 AM »
Thank you all for the advice. I ended up finding roommate-tenants but will consider these options next time.