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What We’re All About

We create opportunities for refugees and immigrants to succeed through resettlement, education, career advancement and pathways to citizenship.

Our Vision

Refugees and immigrants are able to realize their dreams and contribute
to New England’s growth and prosperity.

Where we work

Boston, MA

Manchester, NH

Lowell, MA

How we work

Refugee Resettlement

Services For New Americans

Employment Support

2702, 2024

What Does It Take to Find Affordable Housing for Refugees and Immigrants?

It’s no secret that housing is extremely scarce in New England’s cities. A “vacancy rate” is the percentage of a city’s existing housing that’s available to rent. Lowell, Massachusetts has a vacancy rate of 7%. Boston’s hovers around 2% and Manchester, New Hampshire’s is less than 1%.   Affordable housing is even more scarce, and when refugees first arrive, they face significant disadvantages as prospective tenants. Having been forced to suddenly leave [...]

2302, 2024

Employee Profile: Meet Jessica Gutierrez, Immigrant Family Support Coordinator

Jessica joined IINE in 2023 as an Immigrant Family Support Coordinator on our Unaccompanied Children's Program (UCP) team. The UCP team helps children, some as young as two years old, who have fled their homes in Central America and crossed the Mexico/U.S. border unaccompanied to seek refuge from violence, poverty, and instability, to reunite with their families in the U.S. Working throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, parts of New Hampshire and [...]

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