We are focusing right now on searching for possible housing options. We have learned from our research and from the refugee resettlement groups that have gone before us that this task may be challenging.
It would be extremely helpful if you could pass along to us the names of any “friendly” landlords or apartment owners you might know.
To be more specific, we are looking for landlords or apartment owners in the greater Newtown area (including Brookfield, Bethel, Newtown and New Milford) that would welcome, or at least be comfortable with, a refugee family with perhaps little fluency in English and new to our country, and who would be willing to consider a 6-month lease and no credit history in the US.
At this point in our process we are looking for lots of “friendly” housing connections, even if they don’t have any housing available at the moment. It would be great to have many contacts to reach out to when our family arrives - the more the better!
Please forward any contacts to Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rick Chamiec-Case at email@example.com.
Interfaith Partnership for Refugee Resettlement