Media Resource: Questions & Answers – Housing For Refugees

(December 23, 2015) Are you saying the law prevents housing providers to rent to refugees? We’re pointing out that renting a house or 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 fast, mass resettlement of an unprecedented quantity of… Read More

Statement: Syrian Refugee Update – Housing Needs

(December 22, 2015) The Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO) represents more than 2,200 members who own or manage more than 350,000 households in every area of Ontario. We well understand the housing needs, costs and capacities in the communities that we build and manage. Our members are a diverse group – from those with… Read More

Refugee Settlement: Helpful Links

  Find Your Member of Parliament Your local MP will have helpful information on refugee settlement and support programs. You can find your federal MP here. Immigration and Citizenship Canada This website has helpful information on the refugee system, sponsorship, and services available to refugees in Canada.   Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Earlier this… Read More

Q’s & A’s: Refugee Tenancy Applications

Disclaimer:  This posting is for information only, and should not be used as legal advice. Please retain the services of a licensed legal professional to obtain advice specific to your situation.   Q. As a landlord, is there a special process for administering rental applications from refugees? No, there is not. Rental applications from refugees should be… Read More

Assessing Refugee Tenancy Applications

Disclaimer:  This article is for information only, and should not be used as legal advice. Please retain the services of a licensed legal professional to obtain legal advice specific to your situation. There has been widespread news coverage of the Canadian Government’s commitment to settle 25,000 refugees from war-torn Syria. It is likely that many of… Read More