Looking for Affordable Housing?

HousingPolicy.org has been created as a resource for state and local leaders and others interested in developing stronger housing policies. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide direct assistance to individuals and families looking for affordable homes. We recommend contacting your state’s housing finance agency to learn about opportunities that are available in your community.

A complete list of state housing finance agencies and related contact information can be found at www.ncsha.org, or by calling the National Council of State Housing Agencies at (202) 624-7710. The local housing department, housing redevelopment authority and/or housing finance agency can also be a good place to start your search. In many communities, contact information for these offices can be found on the city or county home page. Your local public housing agency can provide information about public housing, housing vouchers and other subsidized housing resources in your community. Visit www.hud.gov/offices/pih/pha/contacts/ to find contact information for your

local public housing agency. If you are interested in homeownership, visit the Beehive’s Guide to Homeownership, available at www.thebeehive.org/homes to learn more about the process of buying a home. The site includes details on four steps to homeownership: prepare to buy, how to buy, after you buy, and foreclosure prevention.

Some states and localities maintain online databases of affordable housing vacancies.Links to these resources are below.Please note that these sites are independently maintained and we cannot verify their accuracy or the frequency of updates. Socialserve.com also compiles lists of affordable rental and for sale housing in some states.Visit www.socialserve.com/index.html to look for information in your state.


  • City of San Diego only—visit www.ccdc.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/projects.affordable_housing (maintained by the Centre City Development Corporation)
  • San Diego (countywide)–visit www.sdhc.org/giaffordhousingnews1.shtml (maintained by the San Diego Housing Commission)
  • Contra Costa County maintains a list of affordable rental housing opportunities–visit www.ccreach.org/ccc_housing/rentalInfo.cfm

Minnesota—visit www.housinglink.org (maintained by HousingLink)

New Jersey—visit www.njhousing.gov (maintained by the State of New Jersey)

New York—visit www.dhcr.state.ny.us/ahd/ (maintained by the State of New York)

Vermont—visit www.housingdata.org/doarh/ (maintained by Vermont Housing Data)

Washington (Seattle or King County only)—visit www.housingadvocate.org/index.html (maintained by the Lifelong AIDS Alliance Housing Program)

Do you know of an affordable housing clearinghouse in your community? If so please Contact Us to send us information to include on this page.


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