affordable Housing

Creating a world where everyone has access to affordable, equitable housing

For nearly a decade, Exygy has been on a mission to advance equitable access to affordable housing across the United States. We are responsible for building and stewarding multiple platforms that simplify the process of advocating for, finding, applying to, and managing affordable housing.


Bloom Housing simplifies, centralizes, and eases how people search and apply for affordable housing.

Bloom Housing's codebase is open source — we believe technology that serves the people should be a public good. To demonstrate this, the Bay Area has been building a community of regional stakeholders including community foundations, national housing funders, regional transportation and housing agencies, and neighboring jurisdictions to expand this portal across the region. In June 2023, the Doorway Housing Portal launched: a regional database and common application for all affordable housing opportunities across the Bay Area's 9 counties.

Housing staff are able to standardize listings and common application formats, centralize and manage all data in one place, get aggregated reports on supply & demand needs, easily upload, standardize, and manage jurisdictional policies (AMI charts, preferences, etc), and quickly configure relevant listing types and application processes.


residents have utilized Bloom Housing portals since launch

~ 4-15

the average number of minutes it takes to complete an application

Bloom Housing democratizes and drastically improves how applicants search and apply for affordable housing — creating a one-stop-shop experience that can be completed in minutes from a smartphone.

How we ease the affordable housing process

As the US experiences an affordable housing crisis, we are continually seeking new ways to leverage our expertise to create a more equitable housing future. We are trusted by Housing Departments at the City, County and the Regional level to design and build digital solutions that span affordable housing portals, eviction notice registries, and advocacy resources.

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How We Work

Over the last two decades, we have refined our approach to designing and building products that move the needle on some of the world's most complex challenges.

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Strategic Product Management
Strategic Product Management

We partner with you to understand your organizational and stakeholder goals, needs, and challenges. This foundational work allows us to create a robust roadmap delivery plans to bring them to life. At every step of the way, we provide support, weekly progress reports, and opportunities for reviews.

Our Team Will Seek To:

  • Understand you and your stakeholders’ needs, goals, and challenges
  • Create roadmaps that bring the delivery process to life
  • Support every step of the way with progress reports and weekly syncs
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Thoughtful Design
Thoughtful Design

The design team at Exygy started imagining a design process that uses human-centered design as a foundation, but borrows elements and activities from other design processes, such as Equity-centered Design, Inclusive Design, and Trauma-informed Design to better serve the needs of the populations we design for.
We call it Thoughtful Design. And we are so excited to bring it to your project.

4 Principles of Thoughtful Design:

  • Recognize exclusion 
  • Focus on the Margins
  • Co-create with people who have lived experience
  • Design for users’ cognitive and emotional states
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Tailored Technical Solutions
Tailored Technical Solutions

We always focus on first understanding your tech needs and constraints so that we can deliver high-quality, stable, and scalable code that best fits the needs of your organization. We can do this because we are tech-agnostic and have expertise in multiple tech stacks and digital solutions.

Engineers at Exygy Are:

  • Fluent in multiple tech stacks & tech agnostic
  • Keenly focus on your technological constraints 
  • Are committed to high quality, stable, and scalable code
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“We created Bloom Housing, an open-source framework for building digital housing resources that can be adopted across cities and regions. It quickly scaled — now we serve 8 million residents across the Bay Area and Detroit.”

- Zach Berke, Exygy Founder

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