Temporary Housing

March 18, 2020


Do you need a place to stay?  We are here to help.

While we can't guarantee placement, we will do our best to find a temporary home for you.  IFI Cincy is partnering with USA Homestays for longer housing needs.  They help international students experience warmth, comfort and community in an American home.  We place students to live with selected American families so that the experience is culturally beneficial to both student and host.

About The Hosts

We have asked all potential hosts to provide the following:

  • a bed/mattress
  • reliable WiFi
  • transportation
  • all members of household are healthy
  • household contains no at-risk individuals
  • background check
  • consideration for the belongings you may be bringing with you

What you need to know

  • The first question we will ask is if you have a cough or fever.  If you do have a cough or fever, we cannot guarantee housing.  If you are symptomatic, but have tested negative for COVID-19, please let us know at the end of your registration form.
  • You may share a room with another student of your gender.
  • You may be asked to help offset the cost of expenses during your stay
  • Your host may require that you follow the recommended CDC guidelines for social distancing.  They will discuss their preferences with you before you move in.
  • The host may not be able to accommodate all of your belongings.  U-Haul is offering 30-day storage for college students for a limited time.  Click here for more information.
  • If you need to change hosts for any reason, we will be here to assist and support you.

Risk & Liability

COVID-19 is an illness that may not show any symptoms until 2-14 days after exposure.  There is a possibility that you may be placed in a home with someone who has or will have this disease.  By filling out this form, you are saying that you understand the risks and assume all liability.