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Housing Search

Housing Search Engines

Like the Fair Shake Find A Job page, the Housing Search page lists search engines to find housing near you.    In addition to the websites listed below, there is a lot more information in the Resource Directory and in Reentry Guides section below the Search Box.

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Aunt Bertha is a social care network that connects people and programs — making it easy for people to find social services in their communities. To do this, we’ve verified and added hundreds of thousands of programs covering every county in the US.



A phone number and a website!  Not sure where to turn? We are here for you.

211 receives more requests for help with finding housing or shelter or paying utilities bills (over 4.4 million each year) than for any other issue.


Homeless Shelters and Service Organizations.
National list of homeless shelters and other services.

Housing Search Websites

Transitional housing is supportive housing that helps fight the homeless problem in today’s society. Transitional housing is generally for a limited time period. Stays can be from two weeks to twenty four months. Transitional housing provides people with help after a crisis such as homelessness or domestic violence.  https://www.transitionalhousing.org/

We provide an online directory of shelters.  We list the cities where we found help for those needing shelter. We only list the shelters on the website and do not provide shelter ourselves. https://www.shelterlist.com/

Low Income Housing:  Find affordable rentals & housing options for low income families and individuals.  https://www.lowincomehousing.us

Section 8 Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Section 8 Housing?

The actual name of the program commonly known as “Section 8″ is the Housing Choice Voucher Program, a federally funded program that subsidizes rent for eligible participants. It is designed to assist very low-income families or iPHA mapindividuals. A housing subsidy is paid directly to the landlord on behalf of a participating family/individual.

How do I apply for Section 8 housing?

Contact your local Public Housing Authority.

Click here or on the map to find contact information by State. 

For further assistance, contact the Housing and Urban Development office nearest you.

Search in our Resource Directory

Search in our Resource Directory for the following categories:

  • Energy Assistance
  • Homeless Assistance
  • Homeless Shelter
  • Low Income Housing
  • Salvation Army
  • Special Considerations
  • Transitional Housing