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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: 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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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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