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FY25 CWS Appropriations Request for Housing Refugees and Other Newcomers

July 18, 2024

Refugees, asylum seekers, immigrants, and other newcomers deserve fair and just access to safe, stable, and affordable housing. But today’s housing market reveals deep-rooted inequities and a dearth of housing support, development and market availability, and affordability for renters and homeowners. Studies show that the United States has a shortage of 7.3 million affordable homes, a figure that has increased …

CWS Celebrates the life of James Morris, Former Member of CWS’ Board of Directors

July 15, 2024

New York City– In honor of the life of James T. Morris at the time of his passing, CWS President Emeritus Rev. John McCullough issued the following statement: “Jim Morris was a consummate humanitarian and ecumenist. He not only lent to CWS the benefit of his global gravitas as leader of the World Food Programme, but also challenged to expand …

CMPP National Board Announces Third Subrecipient Solicitation for Case Management Pilot Program (CMPP)

July 9, 2024

For Immediate Release: July 9, 2024  Contact: CMPP National Board Announces Third Subrecipient Solicitation for Case Management Pilot Program (CMPP) New Yok City– CMPP’s National Board is seeking subrecipients to implement the Case Management Pilot Program, inviting community-based service providers from around the country to apply for funding to provide voluntary case management and associated services to non-detained, noncitizens …

Situation Report: Hurricane Beryl

July 8, 2024

Situation:  Hurricane Beryl made landfall along the Texas coast during the early morning on Monday, July 8th as a Category 1 hurricane before weakening into a tropical storm as it moved inland. The storm brought heavy rain and high winds to the region that caused power outages for over two million individuals and widespread damage and debris. Flood warnings have been …

CWS Celebrates Newly Codified Protections for Minors in ORR Care

Washington, D.C.—Church World Service today applauds the codification of certain protections for unaccompanied minors in the care of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). In a groundbreaking move, the U.S. Department for Health and Human Services (HHS) has now established the Unaccompanied Children Program Foundational Rule—which went into effect on July 1, 2024. CWS strongly supports the move by HHS …