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Blog Post: It Takes a Village: Learning from Statewide Housing Partnerships in Idaho

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: November 2, 2022
Topic(s): Housing
As we enter the final months of 2022, it’s clear that refugee resettlement in the United States looks different than it did in past years. Refugee Housing Solutions spoke to Christina Bruce-Bennion, Service Coordination Program Manager at the Idaho Office for Refugees, about navigating these shifts as they pertain to housing partnerships. Bruce-Bennion has worked …

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Tip Sheet: What is the Fair Housing Act?

Author(s): Refugee Housing Solutions
Date: October 14, 2022
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Federal Housing Programs
While refugees are not a specific protected class, the Fair Housing Act (FHA) prohibits discrimination based on national origin and religion in all housing transactions. This factsheet, created by Refugee Housing Solutions, explains examples of discrimination and how to file a complaint if a refugee has experienced discrimination.

Toolkit: Housing Toolkit: Navigating Online Housing Resources & Housing Search

Author(s): Refugee Housing Solutions
Date: October 14, 2022
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Federal Housing Programs
Finding the appropriate housing requires having the right tools, and the internet is a tool that can improve and expand one’s housing search. This resource page, created by Refugee Housing Solutions, will connect you to federal, state, and housing providers, search engines, and other sources. It will also provide property managers and landlords with accessible …

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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.

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.

Guide: Operation Allies Welcome: Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Programs & Resources

Author(s): Department of Housing and Urban Development
Date: May 20, 2022
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Federal Housing Programs
This resource list, developed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), includes information that clients can use if they need help with housing. Available assistance will depend on their immigration status; their income level or other eligibility criteria; and availability of the housing or assistance in the area.