When over 300 Afghan refugees arrived in Ypsilanti, Michigan, after being evacuated from their home country, about a dozen were housed in Eastern Michigan University (EMU) campus apartments. They’ll be there through April 2022. The families must follow the institution’s COVID-19 rules and follow all housing rules and regulations. Plus, they’ll use relocation assistance stipends to pay for housing at the same price students pay.
“For years, our campus has been adorned with banners bearing a simple message: ‘You Are Welcome Here.’ Never has that message been more important than it is today,” EMU President James Smith said in a statement. “EMU aims to be a place of inclusion. JFSWC [Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County] is living this message through its important work every day, and we are thrilled to count ourselves among its community partners.”
Read more about this global campus/community partnership here.