How do you find landlords in your area that accept Section 8 vouchers?


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Find landlords in a given area that accept Section 8 vouchers by locating local listings through the Housing and Urban Development website or using sites such as RentBlurb.com, GoSection8.com and RentalHousingDeals.com, as of 2015. Similarly, use the keyword search tools on sites such as Craigslist.org to locate Section 8 listings.

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development operates a database of private landlords and rental institutions that officially register to accept Section 8 housing vouchers. The tool allows you to specify the state in which you live and browse the profiles of each entity. You must then contact that entity directly to learn about the rental process and schedule a time to view any available units. Similarly, GoSection8.com contains allows you to enter your city and state or ZIP code to view listings for Section 8 housing within your area. The site also requires you to contact landlords directly to inquire about properties.

Sites such as RentBlurb.com and RentalHousingDeals.com maintain special sections that only display housing providers that explicitly accept Section 8 vouchers. These results may also appear in the main search results of the site, with each listing including a description of the unit available. If a rental listing site does not include tools for specifically viewing Section 8 listings, you must conduct a keyword search for terms such as "Section 8" to locate listings that mention it in the description.

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