Humber’s North Campus residence will be used this summer to help new refugee claimants have safe and supportive temporary housing. Approximately 400 refugee claimants will be staying in residence from June until August, with the first group arriving on June 1.
Guests will be a mix of single adults and families.
Humber is one of two colleges in the GTA that will temporarily house refugee claimants and new arrivals.
The City of Toronto has partnered with the Red Cross to support the accommodation of many refugee claimants and representatives from each organization are likely to be onsite daily.
Since April 19, the city says 368 refugee claimants have entered Toronto’s shelter system. The city also projects refugee claimants will make up to 54 per cent of shelter populations in the city by November.