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Oregon property owner to offer apartments to refugees evacuated from Afghanistan | St. Louis News Headlines – St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri 2021-09-05 12:45:00 –

Portland, Oregon (KPTV) – Portland real estate owners say they live in an apartment as Oregon prepares for the arrival of hundreds of refugees evacuated from Afghanistan after U.S. troops withdraw to Afghanistan. Ready to serve.

Mo Farhaud, an immigrant from Lebanon to the United States in 1985, said he felt compelled to provide refugees with a place to stay. Farhud owns and manages 61 apartments in Southeast Portland.

“The moment these people start landing in Portland, we’re going to facilitate the process for everyone,” Farhud said. “If they get the process (in progress) from the airport to our unit, we will welcome them straight.”

Catholic Charities, one of the Portland region’s organizations that support refugees resettlement, estimates that hundreds of people could arrive from Afghanistan within the next few months.

“At this point, 200 to 400 people are preparing to be in Oregon by the end of December. Specifically, these are individuals who have fled Afghanistan in the last few weeks,” said Matthew Westerbeck. rice field. , Director of refugee services for Catholic charities.

Governor Kate Brown welcomed refugees from Afghanistan and publicly stated that the state was ready to support them.

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