Follow these steps to find affordable housing in your area

Search Tips

Use these tips to search for rental housing on one of the free Housing Locators

View Results

The next page will show results for the area you searched. Click a listing to see full details.

Do you see too many results?

  • Click “Hide Wait Listed Properties” to only see rentals that do not have wait lists.​
  • Click “Refine or Restart Your Search” to go to a screen that will let you add more criteria to your search.

Do you need more results?

  • Click “Refine or Restart Your
  • Search” or “Click here to try another search.”​
  • On the next screen, click “Choose a different area” at the top-right of the search box.” or “Click here to try another search.”​

Use the Map

  • Click “Map” at the top-left of the search results to display results on a map. ​
  • Click map pins to see property information highlighted in blue next to the map. ​
  • Click anywhere on the map to begin a new search.

Sort Results​

  • Use the menu at the top-right to sort listings by rent, building type, location, date available, and more.​
  • Click the word “Detailed” to immediately see full contact information, deposits, and more.​
  • Click “see icon legend and more information” to see a key to the icons on each listing and to use the Temporary Favorites feature.
  • Click the star in the bottom-left of each listing (in the photo) to “favorite” a property. 
Follow on-screen instructions to add favorites to a page you can view, print, and share. Select listings to compare side by side.

Still searching? Get emails about listings that match your search.​

  • Click “Save this Search” at the top of your search results.​
  • On the next screen, click Need a Search Notification Account?
  • Follow on-screen instructions to register for a FREE account to receive emails about new and updated listings that fit your needs.​

Do you have any questions? We’d love to hear from you.

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About Emphasys Housing Locator

MyHousingSearch is powered by Emphasys Housing Locator that has served low-income renters in the U.S. for more than 20 years with the most complete and up-to-date information on low-income housing, affordable housing, affordable apartments, subsidized housing, Public Housing, and Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waiting list information.

We provide current data on more than 100,000 apartment communities and apartment homes. We also provide detailed information about thousands of units that accept HCVP (Section 8), and current waiting list information – including instructions on how to apply for waiting lists and complete housing applications.

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