You must register as property lister to post a housing listing on the MassAccess web site.
Registering as a lister is easy, but the steps are slightly different when you are registering as part of an organization that already exists in the MassAccess system, versus when you are registering as an individual.
Registration Step 1
On the home page, choose Sign Up to the right of the Login box in the top menu.
Fill in the registration form:
Username – Type a username you want to use to access the MassAccess system.
E-mail Address– Type the e-mail address you want to use to access the MassAccess system.
Password – Type a password you want to use to access the MassAccess system.
Password Confirmation - This prompt is designed to prevent typos when you enter your chosen password. Re-type your password in this field rather than copying and pasting from the Password field.
Check the box that says: "I am a property manager".
After that box is checked another box will populate allowing you to either join an existing Organization in the system or "Create a New Organization". Scroll the list of existing organizations and select your organization if it is listed there.
If your organization is not listed you will need to create a new organization in the system. Select that option directly below the Join Existing Organization box. Be sure to check the box next to "Create New Organization" and fill in your organization's name in the box below.
Note: All registered Listers must be associated with an organization
Next fill in the Contact Info cells below. If your organization was already included on the list this will be the contact information under your account only. If you just added a new organization to the list this contact information will also serve as the contact information for your organization.
Select "Create new account" at the bottom of the page.
Registration Step 2
Once you hit "Create New Account" you will receive a message at the top of the page that states, "A validation e-mail has been sent to your e-mail address. In order to gain full access to the site, you will need to follow the instructions in that message." Please be sure to check in your junk folder if you do not see this email come directly to your inbox.
Follow the instructions on the validation email to confirm your account.
Until you receive this confirmation, you may search for listings and use the system as a housing seeker would, including saving searches, selecting favorite properties, setting up alerts, etc.
Once you are confirmed as a lister, you may post housing listings for your organization.
A Manager at CHAPA will also need to approve your account. If you do this during non-business hours you will have to wait until the following business day for your account to be approved.
Note: Your postings will not appear in search results until the MassAccess Housing Registry reviews and approves your request to add the organization.