2.C Settlement and Integration
C.2 What arrangements are made for housing?
Why is this area important?
Actors need to consider how to best provide adequate housing arrangements for sponsored refugees.
Considerations may include:
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(i) What arrangements need to be made for initial housing upon refugees’ arrival? (ii) What arrangements need to be made for permanent housing after refugees’ arrival? (iii) Who is responsible for making initial and permanent housing arrangements? (iv) Who pays for sponsored refugees’ accommodations? (v) Are government housing supplements available to privately sponsored refugees? (vi) Do refugees have autonomy in choosing where to live? (vii) Do refugees have the right to sign leases? (viii) How can private landlords be engaged to provide affordable housing to sponsored refugees? (ix) What type of housing is appropriate for refugees?
Nicholas Keung, “Refugees wait in hotels while sponsorship groups clamour for families to help” (The Star, 18 January 2016)
Maureen Brosnahan, “Refugee housing challenges ‘not insurmountable,’ say those working to house Syrians” (CBC News, 21 January 2016)