Preventing Homelessness for Refugee Families: A Unique Population Calls for Unique Solutions

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  • Published on Thursday, May 18 2017

Washington welcomes more than 3,800 refugees a year to our state. Most resettle in South King County, where they face unique barriers to maintaining safe and stable housing. Federal financial assistance for resettlement covers initial housing costs but tends to run out after three months. The county’s tight rental market compounds the challenges. Building Changes and All Home supported a two-year pilot to address the housing needs of newly arrived immigrant and refugee families at risk of homelessness. Our joint report, Preventing Homelessness for Refugee Families: A Unique Population Calls for Unique Solutions, shares what was learned through the project. 
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