Subject Matter: Refugee Resettlement in the United States

Newcomer Housing Tips: Four Steps for Outreach to Landlords

by on April 12, 2023

Seek Out Welcoming Landlords and Property Owners Sometimes the toughest part of the housing process is knowing where to meet landlords and property owners who are interested in renting to newcomers. To get started, here are some ideas adapted from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guide Tips for Working with Landlords: Connect…

It Takes a Village: Learning from Statewide Housing Partnerships in Idaho

by on April 11, 2023

In a Changing Landscape, Start by Assessing Local Needs Nationally, the housing and refugee resettlement landscape looks different now than it did a few years ago. But those changes manifest differently in each community. The first step in adaptation is understanding.  In 2008, Idaho recognized such shifts and conducted a subsequent needs assessment of local…

Helping Newcomers with the Housing Search

by on April 10, 2023

With a current rental vacancy rate of just six percent, housing in the United States is difficult to secure. Several factors—credit requirements, income level, transportation needs, and family size, to name a few—further complicate the housing search for newcomers. Finding housing that fits clients’ needs, eligibility, and the housing standards set by the Bureau of Population,…

Ukrainian Sponsorship Manual

by on March 8, 2023

Download Manual  The Ukrainian Sponsorship Manual is a comprehensive guide for private sponsor groups partnering with CWS to welcome Ukrainians through Uniting for Ukraine. Sponsorship is transformational work – both on an individual and community level – and CWS is excited to support you as your provide long-term integration support and a warm welcome to…

Ukrainian Sponsor Groups

by on December 16, 2022

CWS Private Sponsor Groups – Uniting for Ukraine The Role of Sponsor Groups Unlike other refugee populations, Ukrainian humanitarian parolees are not eligible for certain resettlement services that local agency offices provide, Instead, private sponsors provide these services, which includes help with finding housing, benefits applications, school enrollment, and making appointments, among other tasks. Private…

Ukrainian Housing Resources

by on December 16, 2022

This downloadable one-pager includes seven resources for folks looking for housing as a Ukrainian or supporting a newcomer.   ORR: Find Local Resources Office of Refugee Resettlement – Find local resettlement agencies and resources in your state. This housing platform allows you to search affordable housing units in your area HUD: Resource Locator U.S….