I am sponsoring a refugee family, how much is the average monthly rent for an apartment in Ontario?
The cost of renting an apartment or house depends on many things such as: the size of the apartment or house, including the number of bedrooms; the community and neighborhood where it is located; and, the age and condition of the apartment or house.
Rent prices vary from city to city and from year to year. Generally, smaller cities have lower rental costs than larger cities
Where can I find furniture for the refugee family that I have sponsored?
I have private accommodation that can be used to help house a sponsored refugee family in need what do I do?
In Toronto contact: Wood Green Community Service’s H.O.M.E. (Housing Opportunities and Marketplace Exchange)
Across Ontario contact: Roofs for Refugees
Contact an agency that helps find permanent housing for refugees:
Where can I find short-term housing for the refugees that I have sponsored?
You can find information on short-term accommodation options in the short-term housing article on Settlement.Org.
You may also want to consider WeHostRefugees.org, a website where volunteers list available accommodation. This is a volunteer run site and while they do their best to match hosts with those needing space, you should be mindful of the needs and vulnerable nature of the family you are assisting.
I am trying to find housing for a refugee that I have sponsored?
Local newcomer settlement agencies can provide you with information and assistance about finding a home in Ontario. You can also get more information on housing from:
- Newcomer’s Guide to Canadian Housing You can get this booklet in eight languages. It is published by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
- Ministry of Housing and Municipalities. This government website has information about housing in Ontario.
- The Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association You can get useful information about affordable housing from this website.