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In recent years, there has been a growing challenge for refugee service providers to secure long term housing for newcomer refugees. Particularly, securing partnerships with landlords for long term housing.

Are you a service provider beginning to connect with sponsors for Ukrainian newcomers? Are you fielding questions about affordable housing for this population? This blog post is for you! Developed in partnership with Refugee Housing Solutions, this post describes how Ukrainians arrive in the U.S. and provides housing tips to share with sponsors for these […]

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This comprehensive tool, created by Refugee Housing Solutions, for housing providers contains key information and resources on renting to refugees, including the resettlement process, support available to refugees when renting, FAQs, and more.

Having a successful tenancy builds a refugee’s and newcomer’s rental history. This sheet, created by Refugee Housing Solutions, covers how to understand a lease and the legal responsibilities implied so that a refugee or newcomer knows what to look out for before signing.

In this webinar, hosted by Refugee Housing Solutions, landlords and property managers learn the benefits of renting to newcomers and how to make their rental operations culturally and refugee-friendly during the lease term.  

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This factsheet, adapted from a CWS resource, highlights the benefits of renting to refugees to address landlords and property managers’ hesitancies in providing permanent housing solutions. This resource also aims to cultivate a general understanding of the services and financial assistance granted to newcomers.

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With recent shifts in federal policy, an almost seven fold increase in the ceiling on refugee admissions to the United States is expected from FY 2020 to FY 2022. For welcoming communities across America, accommodating this increase in refugees presents both an exciting opportunity and a formidable challenge. A significant part of meeting this challenge […]

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Renting to Refugees in Allegheny County (“Renting to Refugees”) is a collaborative effort between Welcoming Pittsburgh, the All for All Coalition (“All for All”), the Pittsburgh Field Office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”), and Pittsburgh’s two refugee resettlement agencies, the JFCS Pittsburgh (“JFCS”), and AJAPO Refugee Immigrant Services (“AJAPO”). The purpose […]

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Housing in the United States varies greatly depending on your location, specific family considerations, and what is available when you arrive. This poster describes different types of housing, provides visuals on what your new home might look like, and details the responsibilities of tenants and landlords, and information you will need to sign a lease.

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This visual guide uses pictures and words to help renters communicate with landlords about issues with the condition of their apartment or house (such as plumbing problems, no or low heat, broken windows or doors, broken kitchen appliances, electrical issues, pests, etc.). It can also be used as a helpful tool to learn English vocabulary […]