Reverse of Brain Drain

One of our projects was in the news recently after a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Hope House in Portland. We redesigned an apartment building on Sherman Street to house Asylum Seekers temporarily. When they first arrive in the United States the options are much more limited for Asylum Seekers than for other immigrants, and they are often left with no place to sleep except for couchsurfing or sleeping in shelters. The apartments at the Hope House are two- and three-bedroom apartments, already furnished and fit out with kitchen supplies, and are to be shared by people from diverse backgrounds.

Falmouth Forecaster:

‘Reverse of the brain drain': Portland area aids, benefits from refugees, asylum seekers

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

PORTLAND — From home to school to work, the lives of refugees and asylum seekers got closer looks from federal and city officials this week.

Read the complete article on the Falmouth Forecaster Online by clicking here. Photo below by David Harry for The Forecaster.

Falmouth Forecaster