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Catholic Sentinel: Housing in works for Zomi refugees

Posted by | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator

Francis Kham came to Portland from Myanmar as a refugee back in 2015. Part of the Zomi community, Kham was persecuted for his religious beliefs and forced to flee. It was Catholic Charities of Oregon that helped support Kham and his family during their resettlement process; Kham now sits on Catholic Charities’ Board of Directors.

As the Zomi community here in Portland continues to grow, one of the greatest challenges they face is securing affordable housing. Kham sought to address this challenge, but knew he couldn’t do it alone. Now, Home First in partnership with Green Light Development have agreed to take on this project and build affordable units for the Zomi community and others with limited income.

Read the full article here: https://www.catholicsentinel.org/Content/News/Local/Article/Housing-in-works-for-Zomi-refugees-/2/35/46179