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Guide: Resource Guide for Serving Refugees with Disabilities

Author(s): U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)
Date: July 30, 2007
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness, Employment, Housing
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing, Employment Rights
This guide includes checklists, tips, and further resources for use by refugee service providers working with disabled clients, including older refugees. It covers adults and children with disabilities as well as housing, employment, transportation, and social services considerations.
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Guide: Please Repair – An Illustrated Guide

Author(s): Mercy Housing
Date: October 20, 2006
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Housing Orientation, Landlords
Renters and landlords need to effectively communicate about repairs! This illustrated housing repair guide aims to help refugees and other renters with limited English communicate repair requests in a way that is understood by property managers. It is designed to be printed double-sided, except the “Report Immediately” page which should be printed single-sided and on …

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Tip Sheet: HUD-Subsidized Refugee Residency Requirements

Author(s): Mercy Housing
Date: October 18, 2006
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Federal Housing Programs
A frequent question from resettlement agencies is: Do refugees need to have a Social Security Card to be eligible for Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-subsidized Housing? The short answer is no; however, some subsidized housing providers are not aware that there are acceptable substitutes for a Social Security Card. This fact sheet will identify alternative …

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Guide: Welcome to Your New Home – An Illustrated Guide

Author(s): Mercy Housing
Date: December 8, 2005
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Housing Orientation
This comprehensive housing orientation workbook contains large, brightly colored illustrations of “do’s” and “don’ts”. The booklet addresses apartment maintenance, safety and security, mail and notices, being a good neighbor and energy conservation. It is available in twelve languages.
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Tool or Template: Brochure – Renting Housing in the United States – A Guide for New Americans

Author(s): Mercy Housing
Date: April 15, 2005
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Housing Orientation
The first step to being a successful renter is understanding your rights and responsibilities. Renting Housing in the United States: A Guide for New Americans is a three-fold brochure that provides useful tips on what you need to know to obtain and maintain rental housing. The information is essentially a very condensed version of that …

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Tool or Template: Brochure – A Landlord’s Guide to Renting to Refugees

Author(s): Mercy Housing
Date: April 8, 2005
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Landlords
Renting to Refugees: A Landlord’s Guide is an informative brochure designed to be given to landlords. It describes why refugees are good renters, identifies resettlement resources of interest to property managers, and provides tips on problem solving issues between property managers and refugees.