Mammoth Lakes Housing, Inc.
April 21, 2014
MLH, the regional authority on workforce housing, recently brought it’s website into the 21st century (www.MammothLakesHousing.org). The new site includes a Rental Vacancy Bulletin Board where local landlords can post available rentals for free, as well as a bounty of information regarding first-time home buyer programs and fair housing.
The contemporary website arrives after the organization’s 11th anniversary, alongside new Executive Director, Jennifer Halferty. The site strives to “secure a renewed community commitment to workforce housing” through outreach and education on our unique local issues.
When asked why the organization had decided to upgrade,
Halferty explained that,
“One of our goals is to adapt to changing technology
and offer online access to individuals
regarding our products and services
in an effort to help improve their ability
to find a place to call home.”
The MLH Board of Directors and staff made it a priority to find a local website developer and eventually settled on Mountain Studio, a web development and PR firm based in Bishop. The firm worked closely alongside MLH staff to create an interesting and organized website, complete with all of the tools available to make buying or renting a home more accessible in the Eastern Sierra.
“Redesigning MammothLakesHousing.org was an incredible honor and responsibility for Mountain Studio. Our team wanted to create an experience that would make the website more usable, intuitive and accessible than ever before,” said Julie Faber, Owner and Web Architect at Mountain Studio. “[The new site embodies a design] that adjusts gracefully to fit on desktop, tablet, and smartphone browsers. Already, we can see 30% of the clientele is accessing MammothLakesHousing.org through a mobile device or tablet.”
The website boasts a revamped version of the free Rental Vacancy Bulletin Board with enhanced functionality which will allow landlords to include photos of their rentals, and prospective tenants to sort rentals by price and size. All listings will now automatically expire after 30 days which will keep the postings current, a common complaint in the past. In addition, MLH’s new website helps create transparency for the local organization. You can find important documents including strategic priorities and financial statements, as well as a new page dedicated to Fair Housing resources.
Since the launch of the new site in January, the website has received more than 1,200 unique visitors and almost 6,000 page views. According to Halferty, “We are very proud of the new website and we hope it provides a useful, informative portal for our clients to get to know MLH and our programs better!”