RRT-VI Housing Resources
The Refugee Readiness Team – Vancouver Island addresses housing in the following ways:
- Connecting with landlords to share information on renting to refugees and increasing their understanding of the process.
- Providing a snapshot of the housing situation across the Island through a Regional Housing Report that will inform municipal and provincial recommendations.
- Facilitating housing opportunities for resettled refugees and displaced Ukrainians.
Tell Us Your Story: Landlords Renting to Refugees
The Refugee Readiness Team of Vancouver Island (RRT-VI), in collaboration with the Greater Victoria Local Immigration Partnership (GVLIP) at ICA, are currently collecting narratives from landlords who have rented to tenants with a refugee background. Refugees face many challenges when seeking affordable and safe housing. Your stories can help break down barriers and open doors to new opportunities for refugees who are in search of a place to call home.
GVLIP at ICA fosters partnerships for a welcoming and inclusive community in Greater Victoria, focusing on health, housing, employment, and equity. RRT-VI prepares Island communities to support refugees and displaced Ukrainians in areas like housing, health, employment, and education. The objective is to collect personal stories and memorable moments that landlords have experienced while renting to refugees and sharing those with fellow landlords, thereby fostering encouragement and motivating them to consider renting to a recently arrived population.
We would be honored if you could spare a few minutes to fill out the survey and share your experiences.
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