Refugee Housing Solutions supports the resettlement and integration of Ukrainian newcomers through resource development and technical housing support for resettlement practitioners, community sponsors, landlords and property managers, newcomers, and volunteers across the United States.
Due to the lack of available and affordable housing in the United States, securing housing for Ukrainian newcomers can be challenging. Refugee Housing Solutions provides Technical Assistance to resettlement practitioners, community sponsors, Ukrainian newcomers, as well as landlords and property managers through educational tools, training, and one-on-one support. Technical Assistance is provided in English, if you need assistance in another language please bring a translator or include a note in your booking request.
UKRAINIAN AND SUPPORTER TOOLKIT:
Resources for those newly arrived in the United States, their community sponsors, and case managers .
Step-by-Step Guide to Securing Housing
Finding the appropriate housing requires knowing what steps to take. This resource guides prospective newcomer tenants to the process of securing rental housing in the United States.
Ukrainian Sponsorship Manual
This manual is a comprehensive guide for folks navigating the sponsorship model with Ukrainian newcomers. It provides insight into welcoming a newcomer, service delivery, cultural orientation, public benefits, best practices, and much more.
Ukrainian Housing Resources
Find the help you need to locate safe and affordable housing in the United States.
Know Your Rights: Uniting for Ukraine
This downloadable pocket card is designed to educate Ukrainians on their rights in the United States. This resource is available in English, Ukrainian, and Russian.
Housing Initiatives for Ukrainian Newcomers
Learn about ways to access affordable and safe housing for Ukrainian newcomers.
Ukrainian Sponsor Groups
Folks sponsoring Ukrainian newcomers are invited to Church World Service's Private Sponsor Groups - providing partnership and remote support from resettlement staff.
Welcome to Your New Home – An Illustrated Guide
This workbook introduces newcomers to their home in the U.S. using illustrations. The booklet discusses apartment maintenance, safety, security, mail and notices, energy conservation, and good neighbors. This resource is available in English and Russian.
Home Set-up Guide
This resource provides Resettlement Agencies and their affiliates with an apartment and home set-up guide as they prepare for and take part in a home set-up for refugees.
Housing 101: Beginner Guide to Different Types of Housing Assistance Programs | September 26, 2022
This beginner training explains the different types of housing assistance programs that are available and the general terms used in the affordable housing industry.
Housing Search Platforms for Ukrainian Newcomers
These websites help Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolees find housing. These are public platforms, and caution should be taken when sharing personal information.
Rental Requirements and Newcomer Documents
Understand and identify the required rental documents and which newcomer documents may apply.
Resources for those interested in renting to Ukrainian newcomers.
Renting to Ukrainian Newcomers
This fact sheet for rental property owners and managers, we address frequently asked questions about housing Ukrainian Newcomers.
Understanding Entry Pathways for Ukrainians
The Biden Administration has committed to welcoming up to 100,000 people fleeing the war in Ukraine. This fact sheet explains the different pathways Ukrainians may take to arrive in the United States.
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.
This comprehensive tool for housing providers contains key information and resources on renting to refugees, including the resettlement process, support available to refugees when renting, FAQs, and more.
Building a Good Tenant Relationship
Having an excellent landlord-tenant relationship helps the renter, and benefits the landlord and property manager as well. Maintaining a good relationship with a tenant means fewer vacancies and less frequent turnover. In these resources, Zillow provides landlords and property managers with what their responsibilities are and how they can build rapport with a tenant.