Glad to hear you have been approved for Section 8 rental and there are a few options to explore:
1) Online Classifieds: you can search local rentals on sites like craigslist.com. I would recommend taking a look at the residence and while on site, with a feeling of comfort inquire if the landlord will accept Section 8.
2) Housing Authority: If you are unable to access online listings, you should check out the local housing authority offices in your community. Depending on convenience, you can visit the NEw Bedford Housing Authority (http://newbedfordhousingauthority.org/) located at 134 South Second Street, New Bedford, MA 02740 or by phone at 508-997-4800.
3) Working With An Agent: as Nicole pointed out, you always have the option to work with a knowledgeable and trusted real estate agent to locate your new rental, ensure the landlord accepts vouchers and assume the negotiations for you.
Certainly reach out if you need any further assistance.... more