How do refugees get money for cars, houses, education, businesses?
The program is known as Individual Development Accounts through the Office of Refugee Resettlement(HHS).
Albert Mbanfu, Director of the International Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky. http://www.bgdailynews.com/new-international-center-director/image_02fb9de4-89e7-5d6d-97e8-6cf648b73901.html?mode=jqm
This is one of the many ways your local refugee resettlement contractor is able to hand out government (your) cash to refugees and surely get a little cash for themselves for administering the program. (There are also micro-enterprise loan programs especially for refugees as well).
The local contractor gets a grant from ORR and then refugees may sign up for the savings plan.
For every dollar they save toward certain savings goals, they are matched with a dollar from the US Treasury. Frankly the complete unfairness of the program to American low income people is often responsible for the hard feelings toward some refugees in certain areas.
We have heard disgruntled citizens…
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