Cash and rental assistance

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.

For more information about rental assistance, visit the Global Shelter Cluster Rental Market Interventions page.

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19 June 2021

Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Response 2019-2021

Type:

Case study

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.

  • America
  • Cash and rental assistance
  • Cash and shelter

9 February 2021

Tip Sheet for Rental Assistance Programming

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

Cash Hub

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.

  • Cash and COVID-19
  • Cash and rental assistance

14 October 2020

IFRC Rental Assistance Guidance – Global Launch (webinar)

Type:

Video

Organisation:

IFRC

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.

  • Cash and rental assistance
  • Video

14 July 2020

Step-by-step guide for rental assistance to people affected by crisis

Type:

Guidance

Organisation:

IFRC

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.

  • Cash and rental assistance
  • Cash and shelter

28 December 2014

Haiti Earthquake response: Return and relocation programme 2010–2013, Factsheet

Type:

Case study

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.

  • America
  • Cash and rental assistance
  • Cash and shelter

28 December 2014

Cyclone Aila early recovery response 2011–2013, Bangladesh

Type:

Case study

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.

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cash and livelihoods
  • Cash and rental assistance