We have curated a multimedia library of content developed both by Switchboard and by former ORR-funded TA providers. You can browse the library by resource type, view a full list of uploads, or use the search area to access content by topic, author, year, and more.

Archived Webinar: How to Make Your Rental Operations Culturally and Refugee-Friendly

Author(s): Refugee Housing Solutions
Date: October 13, 2022
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Landlords
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.  

Guide: Landlord Opportunities: Renting to Newcomers

Author(s): Refugee Housing Solutions
Date: October 13, 2022
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Landlords
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.

Tool or Template: Home Set-up Guide

Author(s): Refugee Housing Solutions
Date: October 13, 2022
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Housing Orientation
This resource, created by Refugee Housing Solutions, provides Resettlement Agencies and their affiliates with an apartment and home set-up guide as they prepare for and take part in a home set-up for refugees.

Guide: U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP)

Author(s): Refugee Housing Solutions
Date: October 13, 2022
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
This resource, created by Refugee Housing Solutions, provides an overview of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP), including historical context and information on resettlement agencies and core services.

Tip Sheet: Understanding Your Lease Agreement

Author(s): Refugee Housing Solutions
Date: October 13, 2022
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Household Pests, Housing Orientation, Landlords
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.

Guide: Housing Initiatives for Afghan Evacuees

Author(s): Refugee Housing Solutions
Date: October 13, 2022
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Federal Housing Programs
This working document, created by Refugee Housing Solutions, details the housing initiatives enacted in the U.S. for Afghan evacuees since the beginning of Operation Allies Welcome (OAW) in August 2021.

Tip Sheet: Who is a Refugee, Afghan Evacuee, and Asylum Seeker?

Author(s): Refugee Housing Solutions
Date: October 13, 2022
Topic(s): Housing, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Adjustment of Status
This factsheet, created by Refugee Housing Solutions, breaks down the definitions of refugee and asylum seeker under both international and U.S. law, as well as an overview of what it means to be an Afghan evacuee.

Archived Webinar: Supporting Afghan Newcomers with Professional Backgrounds: Barriers, Opportunities, & Resources

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: October 13, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management, Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement
This webinar is presented by Switchboard, a one-stop shop for refugee service providers in the United States. Learn more about Switchboard at www.SwitchboardTA.org. Hosted on October 12, 2022 the training was delivered by Rebecca Fishman, Afghan Response Coordinator @Upwardly Global and Shabnam Manati, Onboarding Associate @Upwardly Global. Afghan newcomers bring a range of skills, education …

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Blog Post: Innovative Housing Spotlight: Partnership with a College Campus to Welcome Afghan Families

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: October 6, 2022
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Welcoming Communities
Do you support refugees and newcomers with affordable housing services? This blog post is for you! Switchboard has partnered with Refugee Housing Solutions to share training and promising practices related to housing solutions for newcomers. Today, we’re spotlighting the innovative housing work of World Learning Inc., a global nonprofit and accredited academic institution with a …

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E-learning: Responding to Intimate Partner Violence in Resettlement, Asylum & Integration Settings

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: October 3, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management
This module, developed by the IRC, will help explain the foundational skills of of supporting survivors of Intimate Partner Violence. You will learn what intimate partner violence is and what foundational skills you need to support survivors. On completion of this course you will: Learn about what is intimate partner violence (IPV) Understand the foundational skills of responding …

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