Rent to Refugees
You can make an immediate impact in the lives of refugees and newcomers by partnering with us.
Are you a landlord or property owner with affordable housing availability? If so, we want to hear from you. Please fill out this form to be connected with local resettlement practitioners seeking housing options in your area:
RESOURCES for LANDLORDS
Learn more about legal requirements and find answers to commonly asked questions about partnering with refugee resettlement agencies to provide housing to newcomers.
Welcoming Refugees: Looking Ahead to 2021
The last few years were incredibly challenging for refugee resettlement. In this webinar from December 2020, CWS staff share then-President Elect Biden’s immigration plan as well as what it will take to build back the resettlement program over the following four years. Watch this important Lunch and Learn to hear how community members will play a vital role in the programs' rebuilding.
Landlord Opportunities: Renting to Newcomers
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.
What is the Fair Housing Act?
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 explains examples of discrimination and how to file a complaint if a refugee has experienced discrimination.
Find local refugee resettlement offices near me
Newcomers are assigned to a local resettlement office, which provides core services such as housing, cultural orientation, employment, and financial assistance to assist newcomers towards self-sufficiency.