Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation offers mortgage loan insurance, mortgage-backed securities, housing policy and programs, and housing research. Their website hosts a large amount of information about housing in Canada. You can contact them if you cannot find what you are looking for on the website.
Housing for Newcomers provides information about renting and buying in Canada that is specific to newcomers.
Housing Nova Scotia offers programs to help low-income households, seniors and persons with disabilities.
Affordable housing information provided here, by the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library, are links to housing information and a housing tool kit that is specifically based on the Pictou County area.
Depending on your community in Antigonish or Pictou County, there are a variety of options for realty companies. Contact a couple of realty companies before deciding on one. For a list of companies in your area search the Yellow Pages.
Kijiji: hosts ads for a variety of materials and services. You can search through the listings by your area and then the items you are interested in. Under the real estate section there are many listings for buying and renting homes or apartments.
Rent Antigonish: hosts ads for houses and apartments that are for rent in the area of Antigonish.
Zoeken Canada: provides a straightforward search tool to find housing rental listings in your area.
If you are in need of a place to stay for a couple of nights, there are shelters available - search "Housing" at 211 Nova Scotia.