Renting 101 (Zillow Blog)
Finding and renting a place can be stressful for anyone, especially for a newcomer. Because housing is an essential part of resettlement, information regarding the rental process is critical for newcomers. Zillow has featured articles covering the basics of renting and what a newcomer needs to know before beginning a housing search.
Learn more about legal requirements and find answers to commonly asked questions about partnering with refugee resettlement agencies to provide housing to newcomers.
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.