Washington, District of Columbia 2021-05-01 23:46:19 –
Resettlement wants to open an office in Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, which could eventually bring up to 100 international refugees into the city each year.
Winchester’s Planned Economy Development Commission unanimously approved a resolution on Thursday in support of the non-profit Church World Service’s efforts to set up an office in the city.
Susannah Lepley, director of Virginia at CWS, told the planning committee that the group’s goal is to bring about 100 refugees in the first year and about two families a month into the city.
Winchester Star reports that refugees come primarily from Iraq and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The planning committee approved the idea, but some members expressed concern about the availability of affordable homes.
The city council will discuss the proposal at a meeting on May 11.
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