|December 23, 2015
Media Resource: Questions & Answers About Rental Housing for Refugees
Renting an apartment in Ontario is a complex transaction in a heavily regulated environment. It was not created for, and is not well-equipped to, facilitate the mass resettlement of an unprecedented quantity of refugees at a pace not previously seen. This information outlines the key challenges.
|December 22, 2015
FRPO Statement: Syrian Refugee Update – Housing Needs
FRPO has begun to reach out to the community services and associations that are supporting the Syrian refugees to provide facts and information on how to find a quality housing provider in Ontario, and the rights and protections for tenants in the province.
|December 16, 2015
Questions & Answers: Refugee Tenancy Applications
Some general information on common questions FRPO is receiving from housing providers regarding refugee settlement in rental housing.
|December 15, 2015
Welcoming Canada’s Newest Tenants
By Erin Ruddy
With the influx of Syrian refugees making their way into Canada, landlords and property managers are reacting both philanthropically and diligently as they anticipate the types of challenges and opportunities that will present themselves with the new wave of prospective tenants.
|December 11, 2015
Ontario Announces $3.7 Million to Support Refugee Settlement
Organizations receiving housing assistance funding are: Arab Community Centre of Toronto, Catholic Centre for Immigrants (Ottawa), COSTI Immigrant Services (Toronto), London Cross Cultural Learner Centre, Malton Neighbourhood Services, Multicultural Council of Windsor & Essex County, Reception House Waterloo Region & Wesley Urban Ministries (Hamilton).
|November 20, 2015
FRPO Exploring Ways to Assist Refugee Settlement
FRPO and its members are in discussions with the Ontario government on how we can help with the settlement process and rental housing needs of recent Syrian refugees.
|November 23, 2015
Assessing Refugee Tenancy Applications
This FRPO article reviews important steps and information on how to assess residential tenancy applications from refugees and all other prospective tenants.
|December 1, 2015
Links to relevant government departments and non-profit services related to refugee settlement and citizenship.