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Housing stability is a crucial aspect of refugee resettlement. Resettlement agencies and case managers play a vital role in supporting newcomers to find secure and sustainable housing to help rebuild their lives and thrive in new communities. This toolkit is designed to equip resettlement agency professionals with the essential knowledge and skills needed to navigate […]

As refugee housing providers, we understand the challenges newcomers face in finding and retaining stable housing. Navigating maintenance, budgeting for repairs, communicating with landlords, and accessing local resources can all be overwhelming. This guide aims to support both newcomers and their service providers by providing guidance on home maintenance for successful integration.  Note: while the […]

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Refugee families, service providers, and health care providers have voiced concerns about monitoring the safety of refugees’ new residences, both inside and outside the home. This checklist, which focuses mostly on safety concerns inside of the home, is based on a survey of providers’ experiences. It can be a useful reference during meetings or home […]

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In this video Framework discusses a client’s experience with traditional housing vouchers and flexible funding solutions. This video is intended to help service providers understand the options for client housing.

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Refugee Housing Solutions’ latest toolkit created in partnership with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) provides practical steps resettlement staff can take to build and maintain partnerships with hotels to meet refugee housing needs. The resource gives an overview of the benefits of working with hotel partners and outlines step-by-step advice for pursuing such partnerships — […]

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Safety planning and emergency preparedness are crucial aspects to consider when resettling a refugee family in the United States. Refugees may face specific challenges as they adapt to a new environment, and understanding safety planning strategies can help them stay protected and confident in their new community. This resource, created by Switchboard, provides guidance and […]

The AHLAN Manual is a dynamic document aimed at eliminating barriers to refugee resettlement and fostering inclusion by reshaping the landscape of refugee resettlement through the establishment of Resettlement Campuses. Developed by Every Campus A Refuge in collaboration with several organizations, this manual fills a crucial gap for campuses striving to cultivate a sense of […]

This course is designed for resettlement agency professionals navigating the housing market on behalf of newcomers resettling in the United States and is a continuation of the eLearning course Introduction to HUD Housing for Newcomers. After completing this course, you will be able to: Identify common documents and information needed to apply for HUD affordable […]

This course is designed for resettlement agency workers navigating the housing market for newcomer clients. It covers the types of affordable housing programs offered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and eligibility requirements. After completing this course, you will be able to: Describe HUD’s affordable housing programs Name key eligibility criteria […]

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Amidst rising rental prices, increasing application competition, and a dearth of affordable housing stock, the housing search is difficult. Preconceived notions newcomers may have about the U.S. housing market can further complicate the search for case managers or housing coordinators and the newcomers themselves.  Below are a few of the most important facts about housing […]