Public Housing Tech Startup BoodsKapper Raises Seed Funding

BoodsKapper recently collaborated with the Dallas Housing Authority, in which its software streamlined the relationship between public housing authorities, landlords, and tenant families.

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Coppell-based tech company BoodsKapper has raised an undisclosed amount in a seed funding round, according to Crunchbase.

BoodsKapper, which recently collaborated with the DHA, Housing Solutions for North Texas, makes AI-based software that streamlines the relationship between public housing authorities, landlords, and tenant families, which increasing the opportunities for voucher holders to find a unit in the private market.

It piloted its software with the DHA last year and has since launched. DHA manages 17,000 housing choice vouchers, and often voucher families are challenged with finding private market housing.

Now, BoodsKapper said it has 20,000 families and 6,000 property managers using its software.

BoodsKapper CEO Bejoy Narayana told the Dallas Observer last year that he believes BoodsKapper has a “Google-like opportunity” to rethink a variety of government functions, from building code enforcement to fire prevention. Among the users of the housing choice voucher program are low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled, who are assisted in affording housing in the private market, according to BoodsKapper.

Many families that receive a rent subsidy voucher from the government cannot find housing because of a lack of landlords willing to accept a government voucher. The startup’s software makes it more attractive for landlords to accept vouchers, making more units available to those who need them.

This article was updated Jan. 8.

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