The best way to find a local apartment for rent is to use a service that specializes in helping people find apartment rentals, based on a list of 10 specialty websites published by Mashable.com. Options include Hotpads, Rent Jungle, Apartments.com and MyNewPlace. Government-sponsored housing resources are valuable as well.
A viable option for finding apartment rentals is to visit local state-sponsored websites such as the New York City Affordable Housing Resource Center, DCHousingSearch.org and HousingConnections.org. These types of websites offer a variety of resources for finding available apartments for rent, information on how to apply for government-sponsored affordable housing programs, and listings of apartment rentals in various counties.
The NYC Affordable Housing Resource Center website includes suggestions on where and how to look for an apartment. It also shares several online and offline publications that list apartment rentals in all areas of the city.
Both DCHousingSearch.org and HousingConnections.org have search engines on their websites which users can search for rental properties in their respective counties. Searches may be filtered by specific preferences, such as price, number of bedrooms or bathrooms, proximity to public transportation, and whether or not the apartment can be rented as part of an income-based rent-subsidized program.