Subject Matter: Housing

Housing Tips for Refugee Newcomers: Tenants’ Rights & Responsibilities

Housing Tips for Refugee Newcomers: Tenants’ Rights & Responsibilities

by on February 12, 2024

Once a newcomer becomes a renter, they have rights covered under federal, state, and local laws. These layers of laws prevent housing discrimination while ensuring tenants receive safe, sanitary, and functional housing. Watch more Lunch and Learns

Housing: Weatherization

Housing: Weatherization

by on December 19, 2023

The biggest misconception about weatherization is that this energy-efficient process is limited to those who live in homes. Fortunately, apartment living or renting a home does not limit a tenant’s ability to control the energy use in a rental property, regardless of whether it is a home or an apartment. Watch more Lunch and Learns

Recruiting and Retaining Landlords

Recruiting and Retaining Landlords

by on October 25, 2023

Due to the high demand for affordable housing for many people in the U.S. combined with ever-rising rent, resettlement agencies and their service partners (sponsors and volunteers) need robust and successful housing partnerships. Even in the best of circumstances, the landlord recruitment process is complicated. With rental property shortages, high rents, and often misunderstood refugee…

Community Sponsorship Manual

Community Sponsorship Manual

by on August 29, 2023

Main content areas include group roles, group communication, health, housing, and key sponsorship resources. The information and resources within this manual were created for community sponsors serving as co-sponsors in partnership with a local resettlement agency. While the information may be helpful to any community sponsor, please be mindful of any requirements or resources specific…