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Our Mission

Increasing access to dignified affordable housing for refugees and other newcomers to the United States.

About Refugee Housing Solutions

Refugee Housing Solutions provides technical housing support to resettlement practitioners, landlords and property managers, refugees, and volunteers across the United States and partners with them to develop and implement cohesive strategies to increase the availability and affordability of housing.

Safe, stable, healthy, equitable and affordable housing for all people builds stronger communities. However, the U.S. is facing a housing affordability crisis. At present, excessive rent burdens – and the ultimate consequences of these burdens such as financial hardship, eviction, and even homelessness – are a daily reality for more than 10 million households across the country for U.S. citizens and newcomers alike. The refugee assistance community affirms the need to work alongside efforts to house individuals who are currently houseless and experiencing housing challenges.

Refugee Housing Solutions is working collaboratively with resettlement practitioners by engaging key stakeholders as we innovate and expand affordable housing solutions across the U.S. Addressing the housing crisis will take multiple solutions, policy changes, and a collaborative effort to increase access to affordable housing.  We believe this is possible and we are hopeful for change. Increasing access to affordable housing and creating innovative housing solutions not only benefits newcomers, but also the entire U.S. Learn more and sign up for updates here.


The RHS team brings extensive experience in housing, strategy, hospitality, and refugee resettlement.

Lindsey Guerrero

Director, Housing Solutions & Strategy (CWS)

Lynette Pearl

Senior Program Officer (CWS)

Grace Cunningham

Digital Content Coordinator (CWS)

Nathalie Bousamra

Associate Director for Innovation & Strategy (CWS)

Jesse Ireland

Program Officer, Housing (CWS)

Joshua Weber

Associate Director of Refugee Housing Solutions (CWS)

Yasmine Noubani

Program Officer, Housing (CWS)

Leslie Wilson

Associate Director, Special Projects - U.S. (CWS)

Sophia Martin

Housing Integration Officer (CWS)

Salena Benavidez

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (CWS)

Zoe Atkins

Manager, Refugee Housing Solutions (CWS)

Selena Sherzad

Housing Policy & Advocacy Coordinator (CWS)

Hilina Giday

Program & Data Officer (CWS)

Isabel Villegas

Communications Officer (CWS)

Lizzie Goddard

Housing Innovation Officer (CWS)


RHS serves all ten national resettlement agencies and partners with critical housing stakeholders.

As a Bay Area property management company, we have an interesting viewpoint into the housing challenges that exist here in our local communities. While the conversation is usually focused on housing affordability or homelessness, there are also needs related to refugees resettling here. We have now rented to several Afghan refugees (families, individuals and groups) as tenants and, without exception, have had great and positive results. There is the humanitarian, altruistic side of it which is obviously important – but in truth, it is also just good business. Great tenants who pay rent on time and take care of their apartments are the backbone of a strong rental community, and we could not be more excited to welcome more members of the Afghan or broader refugee community to our apartments.

Brooks Baskin, CEO & Founder, 2B Living Property Management
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Join a Regional Housing Community of Practice

The regional housing communities of practice are designed to share best practices and thought leadership to expand access to affordable housing and create innovative solutions across the United States.

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Monthly Meetings

Join our National Housing Working Group

The National Housing Working Group meets monthly as a collaborative opportunity to discuss housing challenges and opportunities, provide resources, make new connections, and to advance innovative housing solutions.

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Upcoming Webinars & Training

Join one of our webinars for opportunities to learn from our dedicated associates, share your knowledge, and connect with others.

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