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Immigrant Housing Recommendations

Updated: Jun 21

Someone from another country reached out recently regarding help finding a home for rent. This article is a direct response to help him and others in the same situation.

General Tips for Connecting & Integrating Into American Society:

Connect with locals from your country of origin.

Get a social security number/card.

Get a license & transportation.

Establish US-based credit wisely.

Beware of scammers.

Consider non-profits & ministries.

Immigration Guides

Area Guide & Things to Do

Housing Tips in America

Information Specific to South East Virginia

Temporary Housing

Consider renting vs purchasing initially, but you're typically better off renting initially until you have good job security & are confident you won't be moving again in the near future.

More on Renting & Options for Refugees/Low Income

Exceptions Where Purchasing Initially Might Make Sense for Some

Initial Mortgage Acquisition Difficulties

When Most Should Shift to Purchasing: A Few Years In & Not Going Anywhere


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