Philly Tenancy TrackerCode
Helping low-income and at-risk tenants in Philly keep track of important information related to their tenancy in order to fight against unjust evictions (Fall 2018)
Technologies used: React, MongoDB, AWS, AWS S3, Heroku
About the Project
Thousands of at-risk and low-income tenants in Philadelphia have been victims of wrongful/unjust evictions. A primary reason for this is that many of these tenants have difficulty keeping track of critical pieces of information related to their tenancy (payments, repairs, complaints) that would be paramount in defending them against such evictions.
About the Client: Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
Founded in 1966 by the Philadelphia Bar Association, Community Legal Services (CLS) has provided free civil legal assistance to more than one million low-income Philadelphians. Approximately 10,000 clients were represented by CLS in the past year.
You can find a link to their website here.
With easy access to important tenancy information through this application, tenants can better defend themselves against wrongful evictions in court and keep their homes.
Fall 2018 Team members:
Management system for rent payments
Management system for issues (repair requests, complaints)
Ability to send any of the above information via email
Ability to view rent agreement
Checklist for items tenants need to prepare for court.
Learning and using a new stack (React, MongoDB, AWS, AWS S3)
Storing images on AWS S3
Backend authentication of various actions