History of Companion House

2007: Refugee Transitional Housing Program

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2007: Refugee Transitional Housing Program

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Companion House developed the Refugee Transition Housing Program as part of a ‘tripartite agreement with ACT Housing and CatholicCare to provide transitional housing for six months for refugees and asylum seekers’. The program aimed to relieve the stress experienced by refugees when buying housing. The program was made available to new humanitarian entrants to the ACT. When the program first opened it offered eight houses that families could stay in for up to six months, during this time they ‘housed 10 families or groups from Sudan, Burma, Iraq, Palestine and Camaroon’.

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2007

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“2007: Refugee Transitional Housing Program,” History of Companion House, accessed December 14, 2018, http://companionhousehistory.org/items/show/96.

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