People forced to leave their homes by a crisis would often prefer to rent a room, an apartment, or a house rather than live in a make-shift shelter or camp. This is particularly the case in urban areas. Rental Assistance is an area of programming often involving a Rental Payment component, and one that the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement has a history of undertaking.
If you wish to learn more about rental assistance programming, and how we can use it to help people access adequate and affordable accommodation, stay safe, and retain their dignity see the key resources below.
19 June 2021
Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Response 2019-2021
Organisation:Bahamas Red Cross
This case study highlights the use of multi-purpose cash (MPC), rental assistance and shelter repairs (using cash and voucher assistance) to address shelter needs caused by Hurricane Dorian that made landfall in the Bahamas in September 2019.
9 February 2021
Tip Sheet for Rental Assistance Programming
This tip sheet provides selected abstracts and summaries from the IFRC (2020) Step-by-Step Guide for Rental Assistance to People Affected by Crisis, and introduces the reader to some of the key concepts related to Rental Assistance Programming.
14 October 2020
IFRC Rental Assistance Guidance – Global Launch (webinar)
This is the recording of the global launch of the "Step-by-step rental assistance guide" introduced by a panel of experts from IFRC, ICRC, CashCap and BRC who also shared key considerations on the use of rental assistance.
14 July 2020
Step-by-step guide for rental assistance to people affected by crisis
The objective of this step-by-step guide is to provide a framework for how to plan, design and implement a successful rental assistance programme. Examples and tools have also been included to practically illustrate and support successful programme delivery.
28 December 2014
Haiti Earthquake response: Return and relocation programme 2010–2013, Factsheet
Organisation:Haiti Red Cross Society
This Cash Transfer Programming fact sheet describes the support given to 13,616 households to relocate to safe and secure housing and have access to economic recovery activities through resettlement cash grants and other assistance.
28 December 2014
Cyclone Aila early recovery response 2011–2013, Bangladesh
Organisation:Bangladesh Red Crescent
Project Fact Sheet describing the support to 262 vulnerable cyclone affected households to recover their livelihoods and shelters using cash grants.
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