I am a nurse practitioner who is seriously considering doing locum tenens work. My experience is four years as an RN and 1+ year as an NP. I would like to utilize a housing stipend to find my own living arrangements in lieu of company provided housing from the locum tenens companies as I have a husband and three pets (two cats and a dog) who will travel with me. One company basically told me if I do not use their housing they will not otherwise pay for living expenses. Any travel nurses or NPs out there willing to share their experience in finding their own housing or how they negotiated a housing stipend? Better yet anyone know a locum tenens company that offers this option? Thanks in advance!