WAISN/LGBTQ Immigrant & Refugee Coalition Host Interest Form
Everyday more LGBTQ asylum seekers are presenting themselves at our border seeking safety and protection. Many are held in immigration detention centers across the country, sometimes for months, to await a court date. And, detention centers -- inhumane for all -- are particularly dangerous for LGBTQ individuals. Having a host who is willing to provide housing and support makes it more likely that an asylum seeker can be released on bond to fight their asylum case with greater access to legal support, medical care, and community.

We are looking for hosts! The LGBTQ+ Immigrant & Refugee Coalition is a network of individuals and organizations in the Seattle area unified in our goal to create a robust network of support for LGBTQ+ asylum seekers. We are looking for individuals or families living in the Seattle area who can open their home and provide a room to an asylum seeker while they wait for their case to be processed. Hosts provide support, daily necessities and important connections to their local community, while also respecting the self-determination of the individual they are sponsoring.

Thinking about opening your home to a stranger is a difficult decision. We’d like to help you think it through. Complete our host interest form--we'll be in touch shortly.
Email address *
First and Last Name *
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Phone Number *
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Where did you hear about us? If you were referred by someone, please list their name here. *
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What city do you live in? If you live in Seattle, please specify the neighborhood. *
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What is your zip code? *
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How many people might you be willing to host? *
Please identify type of space you have available. *
Briefly describe your living environment and the space you have available (i.e. describe the space available to the individual; access to shared space; amenities; separate entrance) *
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How many months would you be able to host? (6+ months preferred) *
Please indicate when you would be able to start hosting. *
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Do you or any member of your household speak Spanish? *
If you or a member of your household speaks Spanish, what is the level of proficiency?
Do you or a member of your household speak other languages? If so, indicate which languages, level of fluency and who in the household speaks the language(s).
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How many individuals live in your household? Please provide the number and, if there are children, list ages. *
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This question is optional, but helpful for us in making an ideal match between hosts and guests. A handful of LGBTQ+ asylum seekers indicate that they feel uncomfortable and would not like to be placed in a household with a cisgender man. Could your household be a good fit in this situation?
Do you have any pets? *
If you answered "yes" above, please list what pets/how many.
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Does anyone in your household smoke?
Do you have access to reliable transportation? *
Please indicate public transportation options near your home (bus; access to light rail) *
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List any dietary restrictions that might impact someone living in your home (severe allergies; only vegan or vegetarian; kosher kitchen). *
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What is your experience working with, supporting, or identifying with immigrant communities? *
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What is your experience working with, supporting, or identifying with LGBTQ+ communities? *
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What is your experience working with individuals with histories of trauma and/or providing trauma-informed care/support? *
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Is there anything else that is important to know about you or your household? *
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