Someone from another country reached out recently regarding help finding a home for rent. This article is a direct response to help him and others in the same situation.
General Tips for Connecting & Integrating Into American Society:
Connect with locals from your country of origin.
Get a social security number/card.
Get a license & transportation.
Establish US-based credit wisely.
Beware of scammers.
Consider non-profits & ministries.
Housing Tips in America
Information Specific to South East Virginia
Consider renting vs purchasing, but you're typically better off renting initially until you have good job security & are confident you won't be moving again in the near future.