GPCOG is working to find host families for asylum seekers

The Greater Portland Council of Governments is looking for ways to provide temporary housing for more than 200 asylum seekers now staying at the Portland Expo. That facility is only available until mid-August. GPCOG is working with faith groups and is also setting up a system that will allow families in the region to temporarily host asylum seekers in their homes.

“We think it’s a great opportunity for people who want to host to learn a little more about our new neighbors, and we think of course it’s in important for our new neighbors to get integrated into our community,” said GPCOG Executive Director Kristina Egan.

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