Preferred Communities

Since the early 1990s, preferred communities have provided resettlement services to newly arriving refugees. Preferred communities allow ample opportunities for early employment and sustained economic independence. In addition, they support special needs populations.

Grantees by Agency/Affiliate

Grantee Name End Date Amount Contact
Church World Service, Inc. 9/29/2016 $1,014,284 Sandra Vines
475 Riverside Rd. Suite 400  New York, NY 10115-0074
212-870-2371
Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society 9/29/2016 $960,719 Demetrio Alvero
815 Second Ave. New York, NY 10017-4503
212-716-6203
Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. 9/29/2016 $879,228 Tsehaye Teferra
901 S. Highland St  Arlington, VA 22204-2400
703-685-0510
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Inc. 9/29/2016 $819,716 Aaron Gershowitz
333 Seventh Ave. 16th Floor New York, NY 10001-5019
212-613-1460
International Rescue Committee, Inc. 9/29/2016 $1,401,063 Gerrard Khan
122 East 42nd St  New York, NY 10168-1289
212-551-3071
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Inc. 9/29/2016 $1,208,055 Susan Gundlach
700 Light St. Baltimore, MD 21230-3850
410-230-2765
US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants  9/29/2016 $1,210,625 Lavinia Limon
2231 Crystal Dr. Suite 350 Arlington, VA 22202-3711
703-310-1130
US Conference of Catholic Bishops 9/29/2016 $2,270,301 Mary Morton
3211 Fourth St, NE  Washington, D.C. 20017-1194
202-541-3296
World Relief Corporation of National Association of Evangelicals 9/29/2016 $912,117 Mandy Barb
7 E. Baltimore St.  Baltimore, MD 21202-1602
443-451-1961
Church World Service, Inc. 9/29/2015 $140,984 Sandra Vines
475 Riverside Rd. Suite 400  New York, NY 10115-0074
212-870-2371
Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society 9/29/2015 $217,712 Demetrio Alvero
815 Second Ave. New York, NY 10017-4503
212-716-6203
Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. 9/29/2015 $217,761 Tsehaye Teferra
901 S. Highland St  Arlington, VA 22204-2400
703-685-0510
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Inc. 9/29/2015 $218,712 Aaron Gershowitz
333 Seventh Ave. 16th Floor New York, NY 10001-5019
212-613-1460
International Rescue Committee, Inc. 9/29/2015 $218,712 Gerrard Khan
122 East 42nd St  New York, NY 10168-1289
212-551-3071
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Inc. 9/29/2015 $218,712 Susan Gundlach
700 Light St. Baltimore, MD 21230-3850
410-230-2765
US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants  9/29/2015 $218,712 Lavinia Limon
2231 Crystal Dr. Suite 350 Arlington, VA 22202-3711
703-310-1130
US Conference of Catholic Bishops 9/29/2015 $213,623 Mary Morton
3211 Fourth St, NE  Washington, D.C. 20017-1194
202-541-3296
World Relief Corporation of National Association of Evangelicals 9/29/2015 $194,411 Mandy Barb
7 E. Baltimore St.  Baltimore, MD 21202-1602
443-451-1961
Church World Service, Inc. 9/29/2014 $145,808 Sandra Vines
475 Riverside Rd. Suite 400  New York, NY 10115-0074
212-870-2371
Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society 9/29/2014 $145,808 Demetrio Alvero
815 Second Ave. New York, NY 10017-4503
212-716-6203
Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. 9/29/2014 $145,808 Tsehaye Teferra
901 S. Highland St  Arlington, VA 22204-2400
703-685-0510
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Inc. 9/29/2014 $194,411 Aaron Gershowitz
333 Seventh Ave. 16th Floor New York, NY 10001-5019
212-613-1460
International Rescue Committee, Inc. 9/29/2014 $97,206 Gerrard Khan
122 East 42nd St  New York, NY 10168-1289
212-551-3071
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Inc. 9/29/2014 $121,507 Susan Gundlach
700 Light St. Baltimore, MD 21230-3850
410-230-2765
US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants  9/29/2014 $145,808 Lavinia Limon
2231 Crystal Dr. Suite 350 Arlington, VA 22202-3711
703-310-1130
US Conference of Catholic Bishops 9/29/2014 $97,206 Mary Morton
3211 Fourth St, NE  Washington, D.C. 20017-1194
202-541-3296
World Relief Corporation of National Association of Evangelicals 9/29/2014 $97,206 Mandy Barb
7 E. Baltimore St.  Baltimore, MD 21202-1602
443-451-1961

Read More About Preferred Communiites

  • Policy Guidance & Reporting Forms

    Published: September 27, 2012
    Legislative Authority Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Click here for a description about the Act and how it was created. Also link to the
  • Policy Guidance/State Letters

    Published: April 5, 2012
    Indices of letters sent to State Refugee Coordinators during each calendar year on pertinent issues for State administered refugee programs.
  • Report Forms

    Published: April 5, 2012
    This section provides Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) report forms for all federal grants, including
  • State Letter #04-18

    Published: August 1, 2004
    TO: STATE REFUGEE COORDINATORS NATIONAL VOLUNTARY AGENCIES OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES FROM: Nguyen Van Hanh, Ph.D. Director Office of Refugee
  • State Letter #03-15

    Published: August 14, 2003
    TO: STATE REFUGEE COORDINATORS NATIONAL VOLUNTARY AGENCIES OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES FROM: Nguyen Van Hanh, Ph.D. Director Office of Refugee
  • Policy Guidance/State Letters

    Published: April 5, 2012
    Indices of letters sent to State Refugee Coordinators during each calendar year on pertinent issues for State administered refugee programs.
  • Report Forms

    Published: April 5, 2012
    This section provides Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) report forms for all federal grants, including
  • Policy Guidance & Reporting Forms

    Published: September 27, 2012
    Legislative Authority Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Click here for a description about the Act and how it was created. Also link to the
  • State Letter #03-15

    Published: August 14, 2003
    TO: STATE REFUGEE COORDINATORS NATIONAL VOLUNTARY AGENCIES OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES FROM: Nguyen Van Hanh, Ph.D. Director Office of Refugee
  • State Letter #04-18

    Published: August 1, 2004
    TO: STATE REFUGEE COORDINATORS NATIONAL VOLUNTARY AGENCIES OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES FROM: Nguyen Van Hanh, Ph.D. Director Office of Refugee
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