Newcomer Housing Tips: Cultivating Landlord Relationships for Long-Term Housing

Hosted on Monday, May 8, 2023 the training was delivered by Joshua Weber, Associate Director of Training at Refugee Housing Solutions; Michael Shepard, CHAM, Rehab/Asset Manager at NeighborWorks Boise; and Rabiou Manzo, Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC) facilitator at the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

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. This webinar will give you key insights and tips on cultivating landlord relationships, whether you are looking to begin or expand existing landlord relationships. This training accompanies Switchboard’s blogpost on Newcomer Housing Tips: Four Steps for Outreach to Landlords – Switchboard (

After participating in this 60-minute session, you will be able to:
• Why building a good landlord-tenant relationship is worth your time as a refugee service provider
• Name strategies for identifying and establishing collaborative partnerships that will develop or expand your current landlord relations; and
• Insight from key affordable housing experts and learning how to cultivate landlord relationships for long term housing