Housing Search Assistance Toolkit

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Conducting the Housing Search

Conducting the actual housing search can be very time-intensive. Some of your clients will need more assistance than others, so it may be wise to triage clients according to their needs. For example, individuals with the most severe barriers may need help through the entire process, including locating vacant units, scheduling appointments, viewing apartments, and negotiating with landlords.

Photo of a housing advocate speaking with a clients in the dining hall.

In contrast, other clients may be able to and/or may desire to conduct the housing search independently. Additionally, some agencies may simply not have the staff or resources needed to provide clients with as much assistance as they may otherwise need. The Resources page provides a list of tools that will help clients with their housing search.

Select the Resources link above to learn more.