Frequently Asked Questions
Where do we get our information from?
The information is gathered from online articles, old newspaper clippings, death certificates, public records, and first-hand accounts. The addresses are submitted by members of the Housecreep community. Anyone is free to join and submit information to be published in our directory.
I can't find a specific address!
Although our vault contains thousands of addresses with new listings added daily, you won't find every house listed here. Housecreep relies on the information submitted to us by visitors of the website, so as more people discover Housecreep, the bigger our directory becomes. Tell your friends!
I found a mistake!
If you find an error in one of the address reports listed on the website, you can let us know about it by tapping Problem at the bottom of any user-submitted address report. A form will pop-up allowing you to report the issue to our community to review.
How do I submit an address?
You can submit addresses to our directory by filling out this form.
How does Housecreep verify the accuracy of crowdsourced information?
We encourage our members to attach at least one source (news articles, scanned documents, images) for posts that make verifiable claims (i.e. murder, former grow op etc.). We are always reviewing the posts made to Housecreep to ensure that inaccurate information is removed or corrected. Anyone can report an issue with a user-submitted address report to alert our community moderators.
Some types of posts cannot be verified, such as those that claim paranormal activity, or consist solely of first-hand experiences.
Please remember, that while we take great care in moderating and fact-checking the information posted on our website, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of user-submitted reports. We encourage you to do your own independent research before acting on any claims posted to our website.
What types of posts do you remove from Housecreep?
We remove address reports that make false claims, contain libelous content, or violate the privacy of a current occupant by publishing their personal information. In cases where a former grow op or neglected property has been remediated, we encourage the home owner to submit an address report detailing that the home has been remediated.
A crime occurred at my address, but I don't want anyone else to know about it.
Our mission is to promote full disclosure in the real estate industry, so that renters and buyers can make fully informed decisions. We recognize that some individuals might prefer to keep this information concealed for various reasons; however, it is important to note that requests and/or threats to remove verifiable submissions will not be entertained. Most information submitted to us is already in the public domain and the website simply aggregates it. Our website provides an open platform for people to submit historical information about a home or property.
Occasionally, we are contacted by concerned parents/guardians who live in a stigmatized home, and don't want their children to find this information. While we sympathize with this situation, we cannot remove listings from the website for this reason. We encourage you to consider blocking Housecreep from your child’s computer or mobile device.
How do I delete my account?
You can delete your account in your account settings. Caution! Deleted accounts cannot be recovered. Any reports made with your account will remain on the website, but will no longer be attributed to your account.
I have more questions!
If you're looking for help on how to use the website, please check out our series of how-to and other support-related articles on our blog. You can also check out our community support page to see if your question has been answered, and if not, submit a new issue to the community.