HNB changed overnight with the enormous influx of Afghan refugees in August 2021, increasing five-fold from about six families a month to 40. They are newly resettled refugees, SIVs (special immigrant visa holders), and asylum seekers, mostly from Afghanistan but some from El Salvador, Myanmar, and Ethiopia. A government stipend of $1250 per individual helps, but without assistance the average family of four would spend half its funds on basic household needs. HNB provides all required furnishings and household items – along with extras like rugs, pictures, small appliances, and toys that help make an apartment a home. A program for refugee artisans pays them to make items for home set-ups (a win-win) and a special fund offers financial support for the training or mentoring that will help turn a job into a career. Partners call it all “the HNB touch.”
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