Housing Resources for Sponsors


September 22, 2023


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Newcomers will need a place to stay when they arrive in the U.S. Access the Welcome.US quick-reference guide here for tips to find and secure housing for newcomers.

Refugee Housing Solutions (RHS) has also developed a range of resources and toolkits to provide valuable information and action items for a range of stakeholders, and offers individual appointments with housing experts to assist you. RHS is an innovative project of Church World Service (CWS) in response to the challenges and opportunities of welcoming and housing refugees and other newcomers to the U.S.

Resources for sponsors from RHS

Landlord toolkit

This toolkit includes valuable information about the resettlement process and the specifics for those providing housing to this population.

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Tenant toolkit

This toolkit provides resources for newcomers searching for housing, what to expect during the application process, understanding the lease, tenant rights under the Fair Housing Act, and more.

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Housing provider recruitment toolkit

This resource outlines the documents usually required from tenant applicants by landlords and property managers when applying to rent a house or apartment.

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For additional resources—such as a guide to secure housing, rental requirements, and newcomer documents—available in multiple languages, visit www.refugeehousing.org/resource-library/.

To talk to an RHS housing expert directly, visit www.refugeehousing.org/technical-assistance.

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