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Housing Programs

RRRS strives to be a self-supporting organization, and as such looks to social enterprise to survive and thrive. This is accomplished by the acquisition of housing in the neighborhoods of Maplewood and Edgerton, with a goal to provide our refugee families with safe and affordable housing. It also enables us to learn who our families are and thus provide them with the opportunities that they need to succeed in our community

Since 2014, we have developed a portfolio of properties which we own or manage housing over 300 refugees from Burundi, Bhutan, Congo, DR, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, and Vietnam.

These properties are all located within 15 minutes from our office at 393 Lexington Avenue. Whether we own or manage the property, we have had all our properties energy audited and lead tested. This is one of the many ways we try to make our units affordable and safe.

How You Can Help

Our housing program would not be possible without volunteer help and donations. Houses are upgraded, rehabbed and maintained by dozens of volunteers who assist our refugee team of three workers. Groups like Eagle Scouts, college community service teams, retired skilled craftsmen, church groups and AmeriCorps have donated thousands of hours to bring this about.

Donations of working appliances (stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers) and cash help us equip our houses so that our refugee families can function successfully in our community.

Contact: Djifa Kothor, 585-319-3134 or email Djifa through the form on this page.

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