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Blog Post: Emergency Rental Assistance Programs: Opportunities for Refugees and other ORR-Eligible Clients

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: November 8, 2021
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Federal Housing Programs
Photo credit: AOberstadt/IRC Housing is a key challenge facing refugee service providers and communities around the U.S. There is an opportunity to coordinate with state or local partners on the use of existing federal programs, Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) 1 and 2, to support clients, including refugees and other Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-eligible clients. …

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Archived Webinar: New Homes for New Refugees: A Template for Creating a Welcoming Landlord Network in your Community

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: September 1, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Housing
Subtopic(s): Landlords, Welcoming Communities
With recent shifts in federal policy, an almost seven fold increase in the ceiling on refugee admissions to the United States is expected from FY 2020 to FY 2022. For welcoming communities across America, accommodating this increase in refugees presents both an exciting opportunity and a formidable challenge. A significant part of meeting this challenge …

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Toolkit: Creating Your Welcoming Landlord Network

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: September 1, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Housing
Subtopic(s): Landlords, Welcoming Communities
Renting to Refugees in Allegheny County (“Renting to Refugees”) is a collaborative effort between Welcoming Pittsburgh, the All for All Coalition (“All for All”), the Pittsburgh Field Office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”), and Pittsburgh’s two refugee resettlement agencies, the JFCS Pittsburgh (“JFCS”), and AJAPO Refugee Immigrant Services (“AJAPO”). The purpose …

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Toolkit: Rental Assistance Call to Action

Author(s): Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Date: August 4, 2021
Topic(s): Financial Capabilities, Housing
Subtopic(s): Federal Housing Programs
The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) has developed the CFPB Look Up Tool,  an online director of federal rent and utility assistance programs available to tenants and landlords. The purpose of this toolkit is to help raise awareness about the rental assistance resources available. It includes information on the Look Up Tool, a call to …

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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. 
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Tip Sheet: You Can Prevent Carbon Monoxide Exposure

Author(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date: June 10, 2019
Topic(s): Housing, Safety
Subtopic(s): Housing Orientation
This fact sheet covers the following guidance for preventing carbon monoxide poisoning: Do have your heating system, water heater and any other gas, oil, or coal burning appliances serviced by a qualified technician every year. Do install a battery-operated or battery back-up CO detector in your home. Check or replace the battery when you change …

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Guide: Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants

Author(s): U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Date: December 21, 2017
Topic(s): Adult Education, Employment, Financial Capabilities, Health, Housing, Immigration Legal Needs, Safety
Subtopic(s): Adjustment of Status, Citizenship, Emergency Preparedness, English Language Skills, Healthcare, Higher Education, Landlords
This guide includes practical information to help New Americans settle into everyday life in the United States. It also contains basic civics and know your rights (KYR) information. Topics include: Federal Departments and Agencies The United States Today Federal Holidays Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) Maintaining Your Permanent Resident Status …

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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: 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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