Hochul announces new funding to help Ukrainian refugees in New York

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ALBANY, NY (WENY) – This week Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $21.4 million in funding to help displaced Ukrainians living in New York.

The funding will be allocated to 17 different refugee service providers across the state, including the American Civic Association located in Binghamton. The American Civic Association focuses on helping refugees get work permits but this funding could help them add housing and food services.

“It could mean that as soon as they arrive, they could get immediate help and immediate relief,” said Joseph Seif, Case Manager for the Refugee Support Services Program at the American Civic Association.

There are about 50 Ukrainian families at the American Civic Association who could benefit from this increase in funding. Seif said that although the number of refugees has slowed down for them since the war started, they are still having families come in.

For more information about refugee support resources from New York State, you can visit their website.


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