Discovering Home Project
Over the years, ISC has resettled over 13,000 refugees into various neighborhoods of Greater Cleveland. Those neighborhoods are enriched by new populations and the diversity they bring with them. Refugees are earnest, hardworking, and motivated to succeed when given opportunities they did not receive in their home country.
However, finding clean, safe, and affordable housing is often one of the most challenging parts of resettlement. Many landlords are reluctant to accept tenants with no credit history, work history in the United States, or current employment. Refugees encounter numerous obstacles in their pursuit of appropriate housing, yet satisfactory housing is a critical component of integration into American society.
Thus, the International Services Center of Cleveland and the Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation have collaborated to implement an innovative program called “Discovering Home”. The program makes it possible for the International Services Center to acquire housing through CCLRC’s inventory of foreclosed, abandoned and vacant properties. Refugees will learn firsthand the obligations of tenants and future homeownership.
Discovering Home aims to give back to the community through a positive economic impact and investment in human capital. To learn more about this innovative project, read the latest NEWS UPDATES.