Housing

Public Shelters

If you arrive in the country and have no place to stay, you may look for a shelter (led by the public system or civil society). Go to the nearest Specialised Reference Centre of Social Assistance (CREAS) to find information about shelters (Monday to Friday, 08-18h). It is free to stay in those places.

Although there are some shelters that are specifically designed to receive asylum seekers and refugees, they have limited vacancies (as in São Paulo). Most shelter’s vacancies are open for both Brazilians and foreigners who are at a vulnerable situation. Shelters have diverse stay limits, ranging from one night only up to those where it is possible to stay for various months.


Amazonas

MANAUS

PITRIG – Posto de Interiorização e Triagem
Address: Av. Torquato Tapajós, 1047 – Da Paz
Search the social assistance room to apply for a vacancy in a shelter.

Caritas Arquidiocesana de Manaus
Email: caritasarquim[email protected]
Telephone: +55 92 3212-9030/ 3234-2567
Site:https://arquidiocesedemanaus.org.br/caritas/

 


Distrito Federal

BRASÍLIA

UNISUAS
Address: Av. L 2 Sul, Quadra 614/615, Lote 104 (atrás do CREAS)
Telephone: +55 61 3223-2656 e 3224-0257


Paraná

CURITIBA

Caritas Brasileira Regional do Paraná
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +55 41 3023-9907
Site: http://pr.caritas.org.br/


Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO

Caritas Arquidiocesana do Rio de Janeiro
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +55 21 2567-4105 /2567-4177
Site: http://www.caritas-rj.org.br/


Roraima

BOA VISTA

Posto de Interiorização e Triagem (PITRIG)
Address: Avenida Brasil, nº. 551 – bairro 13 de Setembro, Boa Vista

PACARAIMA

Posto de Interiorização e Triagem (PITRIG)
Address: BR174, s/n. Pacaraima


São Paulo

SÃO PAULO

Centro de Referência Especializado de Assistência Social (CREAS) – Bela Vista
Address: Rua Santo Antonio, 800
Telephone: (11) 3129-9216 / 3129-9235

Centro de Referência e Atendimento para Imigrantes (CRAI)
Email: [email protected]
Address: Rua Major Diogo, 834, Bela Vista
Telephone: +55 11 3598-7200
Site: http://www.prefeitura.sp.gov.br/cidade/secretarias/direitos_humanos/migrantes/crai/

Caritas Arquidiocesana de São Paulo
Email: [email protected]
Address: Rua José Bonifácio, 107 – Sé
Telephone: +55 11 4873-6363
Site: http://www.caritassp.org.br

Missão Paz
Email: [email protected]
Address: Rua Glicério, 225 – Liberdade
Telephone: +55 11 3340-6950
Site: http://www.missaonspaz.org/


Rental

There are no limitations for asylum seekers or refugees to rent a house or an apartment in Brazil. Rent must be made through a rent agreement, in which all rights and duties of owners and tenants need to be included.

There are various real estates agencies that operate through the country. Nevertheless, a contract done directly with the owner is usually less expensive.

Note that rent agreements frequently determine one of those warranty forms:

  • Indication of a Guarantor: someone that commits to pay the rent in case you do not fulfill the payment
  • Lease insurance: you can hire an insurance company as your guarantor
  • Security deposit: it consists in offering the lessor an amount of money to be kept as a guarantee until the termination of the contract