Roofs For Refugees!
Refugees face many obstacles in finding a place to live that is decent, stable, and free of discrimination.
Canadians often have spare accommodation, either in the form of an apartment or a room, but don’t know how to connect with someone in need and make it happen sustainably.
Roofs for Refugees provides refugees and settlement workers with a way to help make it happen, and gives Canadians a way to open their homes and their communities.
We intend for this to become a permanent tool for helping refugees from all over the world find housing in Canada.
How it works
You sign up with your apartment or house. We simply need some information on your offered lodging.
We review your application and pass it on to a settlement organization in your area, then arrange for some vetting procedures to take place, with the assistance of a volunteer.
When we have a potential match, you'll meet them in a non-binding meeting.
Depending on the status of the refugee and the length of stay, the settlement agency will suggest a rental amount based on provincial housing subsidy rates. However, the amount you charge is up to you!
Your new tenant or housemate will move in! Through our volunteers and settlement agency partners, we continue to support you and the refugee for the duration of the accommodation arrangement.