The suburbanization of immigrant settlement means that immigrants must look for housing in submarkets that offer mainly single-family, detached, owner-occupied housing. In York Region, rental housing and social housing are scarce, as are social services, including settlement services. Immigrants in York Region may face precarious and overcrowded housing arrangements, as households double up, move into unlicensed rental units, or try to maintain homeownership without a stable income stream. The resulting stress may delay successful settlement.
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