About the Resettlement Committee
The Resettlement Committee – and its two subcommittees focused on pre- and post- arrival services – is led by staff from the 10 national resettlement agencies. US refugee resettlement hinges on a public-private partnership, where the US government contracts with the 10 national non-profit organizations approved for refugee resettlement to provide critical services to refugees to be resettled in the US.
The national resettlement agencies include:
- Bethany Christian Services
- Church World Service
- Episcopal Migration Ministries
- Ethiopian Community Development Council
- Global Refuge, formerly known as Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
- International Rescue Committee
- US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
- US Conference of Catholic Bishops
- World Relief
The Resettlement Committee is the historic heart of RCUSA’s work, providing an otherwise inaccessible opportunity for resettlement agencies to share best practices, programmatic developments, and coordinate for meaningful policy change.
The US has the largest refugee settlement program in the world, with 3 million refugees resettled since 1975. RCUSA memer HIAS provides a fundamental overview of the program and its essential impact.
As the challenges of finding safe, affordable housing for newcomers arriving in the United States have grown during the past few years, so too have the number and variety of housing innovations. Neighbors, friends, faith groups, towns, and cities have come together in inspiring and innovative ways to ideate, plan, fundraise, and create housing for some of the most vulnerable newcomers. Here are a few of the most inspiring stories.
Supporting Higher Education in Refugee Resettlement (SHERR) builds the capacity of higher education institutions across the U.S. to support refugee resettlement with the aim to improve newcomers’ experiences and outcomes upon their arrival into the United States.