Services to List and Locate Affordable and Special-Needs Housing

Public resources to locate vacant housing:

I. Louisiana Housing Corporation Homes:

The Louisiana Housing Corporation locator service allows people to locate available housing that best fits their individual and family needs. The service can be accessed online 24 hours a day and is supported by a toll-free, bilingual call center M-F, 9-6 EST. Individuals can easily search for housing using a wide variety of search criteria with special mapping features and receive apartment listings that provide a multitude of important information about each unit. In addition, the site connects people to other housing resources through website links and provides helpful tools for renters such as an affordability calculator, rental checklist, and renter rights and responsibilities information.

Connect to Louisiana Housing Finance Agency locator service at:

The site also uses software created by, a national non-profit provider of housing locator services. is responsible for maintaining the site and providing toll-free call center support. For additional information, contact at 1-877-428-8844 or Read more...






II. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Homes:

"Helping Homeowners Keep Their Homes"

HUD's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. To fulfill this mission, HUD will embrace high standards of ethics, management and accountability and forge new partnerships--particularly with faith-based and community organizations--that leverage resources and improve HUD's ability to be effective on the community level. Contact HUD at: Telephone: (202) 708-1112 TTY: (202) 708-1455.

Connect to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development at:

HUD's National Housing Locator System:

HUD’s NHL is a response to lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina and related disasters. It complements HUD’s proven housing and emergency disaster voucher programs and is designed to be a single, Internet-based web site that will assist individuals and families in finding rental housing in a Presidential-declared or local disaster.

Connect to HUD's National Housing Locator System at:

Text Box: Feb. 20, 2008
News Desk: 504-762-2477


III. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):



Displaced residents should search database for available rental units

NEW ORLEANS – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to search for housing throughout Louisiana to help families transition from travel trailers to more suitable housing.

Over 24,820 households affected by Katrina and Rita within Louisiana continue to reside in FEMA travel trailers and mobile homes. More than 10,000 FEMA temporary housing residents were Louisiana renters prior to the disaster and will likely return to a rental unit.

 FEMA encourages both landlords with available rental property and displaced applicants looking for housing to call the FEMA Louisiana Rental Resources Department at 1-888-294-2822. FEMA representatives are available from Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to assist callers with listing their available rentals or with locating affordable rentals near school or work. Read more...

FEMA Homes - Housing Portal:

Housing Portal consolidates rental resources for evacuees identified by federal agencies, private organizations, and individuals.

For general questions about FEMA Housing Resources contact FEMA at:

Telephone: 1 (800) 621-FEMA (3362) TDD: TTY users can dial 1 (800) 462-7585 to use the Federal Relay Service.

Connect to the FEMA Homes site at:

Private and Commercial resources to locate vacant housing:

I. Move, Inc.: Find apartments, homes for rent or other rental properties.

Move, Inc., the leader in online real estate, is the essential resource for consumers seeking the information and connections they need before, during and after a move.

For the last ten years, Move has been providing information and decision support tools for consumers looking for home and real estate-related information on the Internet. Visitors to Move's Web sites, including and®, have access to the most comprehensive selection of existing homes for sale, new homes, apartments for rent and senior housing. Read more...

For general questions about Move, Inc. contact the corporate headquarters at:

Phone (805) 557-2300, Fax (805) 557-2680 or contact them by clicking on Contact Us.

Connect to the Move, Inc. site at:


II. Senior HousingNet: Find senior housing for yourself or someone you love.

Visit SeniorHousingNet™ at to find independent and assisted living facilities, nursing homes, retirement communities, and other elderly care ...

For more information, contact SeniorHousingNet today at 888-525-2546 or send an email to


III. All Senior Find local senior homes.

All Senior is a free resource for finding local senior homes. All Senior provides the most valuable, reliable, and truthful information on the web for people searching for a Senior Home or Senior Care.

For more information, contact All today at 206.905.8774 (phone and fax number) or go to


IV. Seniors for Living: Find senior housing for Louisiana seniors and their families.

Seniors for Living is a free online resource that helps users actively searching for senior housing or home care to learn about their options, review senior housing and care providers, and request additional information from the senior community or home care provider that best meets their specific situation and needs. provides information on communities in Louisiana and nation-wide.

For more information, please contact Doug Johnson: 212.490.6290; .

V. Boomerater: Find senior homes for Louisiana seniors and their families.

Boomerater helps you get started in your search by providing access to a comprehensive database of senior housing around the US. Read detailed profiles for thousands of communities in your area.

For more information, contact Boomerater today at 201.675.9100.

Connect to the Boomerater site for Louisiana Senior Housing.

VI. rentBits: Find Rentals quick and simple.

rentBits is a search engine for rental listings. rentBits offers a consumer search experience that is simple, fast and comprehensive. The rentBits index includes hundreds of thousands of single family home, condo and apartment for rent listings from major rental sites, associations and property management websites - and it continues to crawl new rental listings every day!

For more information, contact rentBits today at 720.895.1947 (phone)/866.261.9189 (Fax).

Connect to rentBits site at


VII. iRentToOwn: Find Rent to Own Homes. is the nation's leading informational resource for the rent to own homes industry and foreclosure listings. With, you can learn about the rent to own concept, search through a large nationwide selection of affordable properties, and connect with a reputable credit consultant. We are currently ranked number one on Google for rent to own and rent to own homes.  We have also been featured in many publications including The NY Times, MSN, Financial Tree, and The Chicago Tribune. With over one million listings, we are the best place on the web to search for rent to own and foreclosure properties.

For more information, visit

VIII. Apartment List: Find apartments to rent.

ApartmentList delivers a comprehensive set of apartment listings in one elegant interface. By consolidating millions of properties from hundreds of well-known listing services, it uniquely delivers a universe of available apartments in one site, saving renters time and money in their search.

For more information, visit

List of resources for Hurricane Katrina survivors to find temporary housing:

I. Housing Connections: There are many available units listed in Housing Connections!

Housing Connections is a web-based community service that is intended to better connect providers of housing and housing services to renters who are looking for these types of housing opportunities. The goal of Housing Connections is to provide access to up-to-date housing information with user-friendly tools. These tools are customized for the following user groups: renters, landlords and property managers, and housing agency staff that help people find and keep housing.

Housing Connections staff is available to answer additional questions you may have about the site. The company can be contacted at Landlords (503) 823-4141 or Renters (503) 802-8562.

Connect to the Housing Connections site at: