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Housing Locator

97% of clients housed through the housing locator network remained in stable housing one year later.

Our Vision

We envision the assistance of a Housing Locator available to anyone who is facing a housing crisis.

What is the "Network's" role?

The Housing Locator Network is comprised of non-profit organizations and local service providers who work to support the Housing Locators and their client's needs.

What is a Housing Locator?

A Housing Locator works to understand the unique set of needs and challenges that many prospective renters now face when searching for a stable place to live. Housing Locators walk individuals and families through the entire rental process. They also provide valuable landlord connection resources, financial planning and access to a comprehensive Responsible Resident training course.

Housing Locators are in many ways like Real Estate Agents for homeless families. If you are wondering why Housing Locators are so desperately needed, ask yourself this question: How successful would your apartment search be without access to the knowledge and guidance of a Leasing Agent? By focusing their efforts primarily on finding these families affordable housing, they provide much needed hope, stability, and connections to community resources. The “new” homeless population looks a lot like the rest of the population, mainly because so many families have been affected by the economic and housing crisis. Click here for more information on how you can get involved and support our efforts!

Rental Listings

Find the Best Section 8 Housing Data & Ratings

Fairfax County Low and Moderate Income Housing Guide
This guide is produced by the Department of Housing and Community Development and lists affordable housing resources in the Fairfax County.

Fairfax County Affordable Dwelling Unit Rental Program

Fairfax County Housing Programs
Scroll down the page to view links to the Fairfax County Rental Program, Public Housing Rental Program, Housing Choice Voucher Program, and Senior Housing and Assisted Living Communities. Currently, you may apply to the Fairfax County Rental Program through this site.

Renting a Room in Fairfax

This website is the largest rental listing service for Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program tenants, landlords & public housing agencies in the United States.

They provide FREE information about all of the current housing options under the Federal Government’s Section 8/HCV program in every market in the country. This comprehensive database enables Section 8/HCV program tenants to find & compare the rentals that are currently available in their area. There is never a charge for tenants to access the online rental listings, as well as through their bi-lingual call center at 1-866-466-SEC8 (7328). They also provide landlords with a section 8 compliant listing service for their units & connect them with prospective tenants. always offers a FREE listing option for landlords & property managers as well as cost effective options for enhanced exposure & ongoing tenant placement services.

Other Apartment Listings:

HUD Low-Rent Apartment Search
Includes lists of federally subsidized apartments by city and county

Washington D.C. Craigslist
Search for individual apartments or find homes with rooms to share

Maps apartment listings
Basic apartment search

Apartment Guide
Basic apartment search

DC Metro Area Apartment Listing
4WallsDC lists available apartments in the DC Metropolitan Area along with rental rates.

Military by Owner
Housing owned by military members that rent their property when they are transferred to another location.

VHDA Housing Search
Listing powered by Social Serve in partnership with Virginia Housing Development Authority.

Offers an Affordable apartments program.

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