A call out to local landlords: Would you consider renting the apartment to a refugee family?
Techfugees Toronto is working with Romero House on a new project called the Refugee Housing Network to help families living at Romero House transition from temporary to affordable permanent housing faster.
We are looking for landlords who agree to be contacted by Romero House in the event that a settlement worker identifies a potential match with a refugee family living there. Settlement workers will only make tenant recommendations if the tenants have stable income.
Conditions for joining as a housing provider:
- Agree to share your unit information with Romero House (location, price, availability)
- Agree to be contacted by Romero House if a settlement worker identifies a potential match with a family
- Agree to meet with the settlement worker and the family if a rental arrangement is possible (with no obligation to rent)
- Acknowledge that many refugee claimants do not have a credit score upon arrival and that many receive stable income from provincial assistance
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about #VacanciesForRefugees. Techfugees Toronto is a local chapter of the global social enterprise Techfugees, which is an impact-driven organization dedicated to nurturing a sustainable ecosystem of tech solutions to support the inclusion of displaced peoples.