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Managing Newcomers’ Housing Expectations

Managing Newcomers’ Housing Expectations

by on September 12, 2023

Amidst rising rental prices, increasing application competition, and a dearth of affordable housing stock, the housing search is difficult. Preconceived notions newcomers may have about the U.S. housing market can further complicate the search for case managers or housing coordinators and the newcomers themselves.  Below are a few of the most important facts about housing…

Innovative Housing Solutions Spotlights

Innovative Housing Solutions Spotlights

by on September 5, 2023

As the challenges of finding safe, affordable housing for newcomers arriving in the United States have grown during the past few years, so too have the number and variety of housing innovations. Neighbors, friends, faith groups, towns, and cities have come together in inspiring and innovative ways to ideate, plan, fundraise, and create housing for…

Emergency Housing: Three Ways to Connect with Local Shelter Systems

Emergency Housing: Three Ways to Connect with Local Shelter Systems

by on September 5, 2023

Safe, sanitary, and affordable housing is a prerequisite for well-being. But securing housing of this standard is difficult—particularly for newcomers to the United States. Many of Refugee Housing Solutions’ resources highlight ways to secure housing and avoid homelessness. If you are a newcomer, or are working with a newcomer, who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, here are tools to…

Housing Best Practices Toolkit Project Template

by on May 18, 2023

Download PDF     Download .DOC Format Version As the challenges of finding safe, affordable housing for newcomers to the United States have grown during the past few years, so too have the number and variety of housing innovations. Neighbors, friends, faith groups, towns, cities, and others have come together in inspiring and innovative ways to…

Welcoming New Neighbors from Ukraine: What do Service Providers Need to Know?

Welcoming New Neighbors from Ukraine: What do Service Providers Need to Know?

by on April 13, 2023

Understanding Ukrainian Resettlement Ukrainians who are fleeing violence can enter the United States through several avenues. Traditional pathways such as refugee status, asylum, and various types of visas are viable for some Ukrainians. But many are also entering the U.S. as Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolees (UHPs) through the Uniting for Ukraine (U4U) program. Though UHPs have the…