Department of State Regulations

 

“All housing, whether provided or found by the exchange visitor, must meet all applicable housing codes and ordinances. It also must be affordable for the exchange visitor; in a safe location; within reasonable distance from the exchange visitor’s site of activity at the host entity(ies); in an area with regular, safe, and affordable transportation options; in a location that is neither isolated not difficult to access; and in reasonable proximity to commercial infrastructure. Likewise, sponsors may not approve a placement if the associated housing option does not include those same characteristics.”