Miami, FL – August 13, 2015 –  Emphasys Software announced today that it has closed the acquisition of the technology assets of and hired key personnel related to the building and delivery of the solution. – a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing access to safe, affordable housing through customized technology and live call-center support – is a leading provider of online listing websites for affordable and special needs housing.

“This acquisition brings Emphasys even closer to its vision of a complete Affordable Housing Solution that spans not only market leading Public Housing Authority software but also market leading State Housing Finance Agency program software,” said Michael Byrne, CEO of Emphasys Software.  “We welcome the incredible staff from who have focused on the technology and solution side of the business into Emphasys. We know through many of the clients we have in common the tremendous reputation and quality of service that we strive to build upon.”

The housing locator service is unique in its high level of support by a mission-oriented, bilingual (English/Spanish) call center that assists property providers with listing, potential renters with searching and helps to update and maintain the accuracy of listings. Housing seekers can hone their search results based on specific needs. Listings can include photos and extensive information about property and neighborhood amenities, accessibility features, pet accommodations, eligibility requirements and more.

“We have come to know Emphasys through many years of working next to and with them,” said Van Gottel, founder of “I am confident that the team at Emphasys will be able to provide the opportunity for our products, our staff and our clients to have an even better outcome in the coming years.” will continue to work closely with Emphasys through an ongoing partnership that will allow Emphasys to extend the technology offering and amplify the nonprofit mission. This partnership will provide a foundation that Emphasys and plan to build on for years to come.

About Emphasys Software:

Emphasys Software provides an array of software solutions and related services to entities in the public and private sectors, including affordable housing agencies, local municipalities, real estate brokers and agents, travel and tourism operators, and financial lenders. For more information on Emphasys Software, visit

About is a nonprofit organization that develops and backs customized housing locators and other specialized housing technology with award-winning customer service through a toll-free, English/Spanish call center. For more information on, visit


Jessica Searles
Emphasys Software

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