Summary of Finding housing for government-assisted refugee in Canadian cities: process, governance, and challenges

Finding stable housing is a pivotal step in the resettlement process. However, the rental market is elusive and expensive and the welfare system cannot adequately fill this gap. Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) housing staff skills combined with community’s goodwill helped overcome this challenge in the Syrian resettlement experience, however, this is unsustainable. What is needed is incentivising/requiring rehabilitation and new construction rental projects in all income segments to incorporate wider variety of housing units.

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