The culmination of a 5-year study based on interviews with recently arrived former refugees finds that securing good housing is a key part of successful settlement. However, a tight rental housing market, insufficient financial support and limited supply of public housing means many are barely making ends meet, making resettlement challenging.
Putting Home at the Heart of Refugee Resettlement by Ray Silvius (University of Winnipeg), Emily Halldorson (Community Researcher) and Hani Ataan Al-Ubeady (Immigration Partnership Winnipeg) brings into focus to the need for adequate housing in Winnipeg and how it positively contributes to the multitude of settlement needs in the first years after arrival.
You can find the 15-page report summary here.
Grant: Partnering for Change: Community-Based Solutions for Aboriginal and Inner-City Poverty - 2012-2019
Category: Housing and Neighbourhood Revitalization