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Resettlement services for asylees

A comment (see below) left under our link for the State Department’s Operational Guidance contract document for refugee resettlement agencies gives us a look at the IRC Phoenix office. 416 more words

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Buffalo cop goes out of his way to assist refugees

An article in the Buffalo News explains how a police officer in that city has taken the initiative to help refugees locally. Each year he joins a clothing drive for refugees, and has even traveled to Burma/Myanmar to see how the refugees from that country live. 288 more words

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'Deplorable' living conditions at Phoenix apartment complex

Refugees in Phoenix have been resettled to an apartment complex riddled with well over 300 violations per team of Phoenix inspection officials. The rundown eyesore of a complex has conditions including lack of running water and no air conditioning, flooding, dozens of dead animals, staircases in shambles, lofts with holes in the floor, rotted porches… 435 more words

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Living conditions at apartment complex that burned worse than refugee camp says resident

A refugee resident of the Summit Park Apartments on Walford Street in Columbus which went up in fire on Monday after an arson says that living conditions at the complex were worse than living in a refugee camp. 205 more words

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Congolese refugee family facing eviction in San Antonio

***UPDATE*** — July 21, 2012 — San Antonio Express News readers take in refugee family

A Congolese refugee woman and her seven kids have found themselves on the precipice of eviction ten months after resettlement in San Antonio. 483 more words

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Another apartment house fire, this time in Louisville

Slum lords are notorious for failing to address maintenance issues. One result of this is the danger of fire (and here) due to failure of landlords to… 362 more words

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Legal help group in Australia assisting refugees with opportunistic landlords

As in the US refugee resettlement program, refugees in Australia are being resettled into housing often run by landlords looking for an opportunity to make an extra profit with tenants who do not understand their rights or fight back. 234 more words

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