Authored by: Emily Halldorson, Ray Silvius, Hani Al-ubeady

Grant: Partnering for Change: Community-Based Solutions for Aboriginal and Inner-City Poverty - 2012-2019
Category: Housing and Neighbourhood Revitalization

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War and persecution force refugees to leave behind all that they know to embark on new and challenging experiences of resettlement. In Winnipeg, they meet a web of service providers willing to assist them in this process. Some of these organizations assist resettling refugees in finding and maintaining housing, which they identify as integral in building a foundation for successful resettlement. For resettling refugees, access to social housing is important, especially right after arrival when their incomes are the most constricted and their social networks are not yet established. The new Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Manitoba report Making Social Housing Friendly for Resettling Refugees asks the questions: Do resettling refugees get social housing when they need it? And is social housing ‘resettling refugee-friendly’?

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