U.S. Refugee Admissions Program
What does refugee resettlement in the United States look like?
Are you a refugee or newcomer and wondering what to expect from the refugee resettlement program in the U.S.? Learn more about resettlement in the U.S. and find local resettlement agencies near you.
Find local resettlement agencies near you.
RESOURCES FOR REFUGEES AND NEWCOMERS
Learn more about refugee resettlement and the core services you receive upon entry to the United States.
Housing Resources for Refugees and Newcomers
One of the primary challenges resettlement practitioners and newcomers encounter is how to navigate the housing market effectively. This resource provides information and tools for successfully finding and securing proper housing for newcomers.
Understanding Your Lease Agreement
Having a successful tenancy builds a refugee’s and newcomer's rental history. This sheet 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.
Blogs on Ways to Become a Good Tenant
Because newcomers have no rental history in the U.S., it's important to understand how to become good tenants. To be a good tenant, one must know their rights and responsibilities. These opinion articles provide tips and tricks on explaining the importance of being a good tenant and how it contributes to a positive rental history.
Reception and Placement Core Services
The reception and placement (R&P) service period is for the first 90 days of a refugee’s time in the United States. The core services provided during this time are focused towards material needs for survival and for supporting clients as they achieve self-sufficiency. Resettlement agencies and affiliates ensure clients continue to receive information and support for their individualized short and long-term goals.
Refugees will receive support from the affiliates through core services of the following:
- Financial assistance
- Cultural orientation
- Application assistance for food, cash, and medical assistance
- Application assistance for social security cards
- Filing an AR-11 Change of Address Form
- Enrollment in English language programs
- Enrollment in employment services
- Creation of a service plan for individualized needs
- School enrollment for children
- Health screening appointments
- Additional social service support