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Blog Post: Supporting Clients Experiencing Housing Insecurity: Tips and Multilingual Materials on Housing Relief Legislation

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: January 19, 2021
Topic(s): Housing, Safety
Subtopic(s): Federal Housing Programs, Landlords
As many clients continue to experience financial hardship due to the effects of COVID-19, service providers are offering support by helping to navigate pandemic relief measures. This post shares eviction prevention and rent assistance information related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including multilingual information where available.

Poster: Housing in the United States

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Center
Date: October 14, 2019
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Housing Orientation, Landlords
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. 

Guide: A Rainbow Retrospective: Reflecting on best practices and successes from the field

Author(s): Heartland Alliance
Date: July 10, 2013
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement, Employment, Housing, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Partnerships
This guide includes information on creating safe spaces, forming community, collaborating with external partners, case management services, housing, employment, leveraging support from LGBTQI+ communities, and engaging communities of faith.
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Tip Sheet: The Neighborhood Stabilization Program

Author(s): Mercy Housing
Date: October 21, 2009
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Federal Housing Programs
Observing the destructive effects that high rates of foreclosures have had on neighborhoods, the federal government created the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). This fact sheet highlights how refugee-serving organizations and housing providers can partner with recipients of NSP funds to improve refugee housing in their communities.
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Tip Sheet: Housing and Community Integration

Author(s): Mercy Housing
Date: August 13, 2009
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Housing
This tip sheet describes how housing and community integration mesh and build on one another. It provides suggestions to help encourage integration in refugee housing environments. The tip sheet discusses why community engagement is important in the context of refugee housing, who should be involved in community integration, and how community integration affects refugee housing …

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Tip Sheet: Carbon Monoxide Safety

Author(s): Seattle Office of Emergency Management
Date: August 20, 2007
Topic(s): Housing, Safety
Subtopic(s): Emergency Preparedness
This multilingual resource, developed by the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, can be shared with clients to support with emergency preparedness. This tip sheet contains information regarding carbon monoxide safety. It is available in the following languages: Amharic Cambodian Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese Korean Laotian Oromo Russian Somali Spanish Tagalog Thai Tigrinya Vietnamese

Guide: Resource Guide for Serving Refugees with Disabilities

Author(s): 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.