CUSP to U.S. Senate: “No More Temporary Solutions. Pass Permanent Legislation to Protect TPS Holders Now!”

May 12, 2021

Jeralyn Cave,, (412) 682-0798
Asha Noor,, (202) 420-9744

WCNY: Language Barriers to Government Services (Amaha Kassa)

Breaking down language barriers to government services


February 5, 2021

Feb. 5, 2021 – For many New Yorkers, English is not their native language which can lead to them not getting the help or resources they need. We discussed the issue with Amaha Kassa, Executive Director of African Communities Together.

Virginia Immigrants Hit Hard By Pandemic Fear Eviction, Housing Squeeze

April 26, 2021

Pam Fessler

The Southern Towers apartment complex in Alexandria, Va., —right outside Washington, D.C.,—is like a city. It has five massive high-rise apartment buildings, along with its own bank, dry cleaners, and 7-Eleven.

Buses stream through the parking lot, constantly picking up and dropping off tenants, who use the transit system to get to work at nearby office buildings, hotels, restaurants, and nursing homes.

Residents of Southern Towers’ affordable housing face eviction


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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WDVM) — As Amazon’s HQ2 and Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus inch closer to reality in Northern Virginia, the City of Alexandria is anticipating the economic boom by diversifying its housing options.

Kidnapped Migrants Blocked from Asylum for Missing Court

Of 68,000 asylum cases processed under the Migrant Protection Protocols, 28,000 were closed because asylum seekers didn’t appear in court.

SPECIAL REPORT Giant U.S. landlords pursue evictions despite CDC ban

Michelle Conlin

Giant landlords pursue evictions despite CDC ban

Marvia Robinson was dead tired from a week of overnight long-haul trips when she nosed her Greyhound bus into the station in deep predawn darkness. Still, the 63-year-old driver kept a friendly lilt in her voice as she said goodbye to the riders filing past her and stepping off the bus.

Tenants In Northern Virginia Apartment Complex Worry About Eviction

April 25, 20218:00 AM ET

The complex houses hundreds of immigrants, mostly from Africa. Many of them have faced eviction because they lost service jobs during the pandemic.


Tenants at a huge apartment complex in Northern Virginia are worried about eviction. Many are immigrants who work in service industries as cooks, drivers, nursing aids and others, hit hard by the pandemic. As NPR's Pam Fessler reports, the nation's affordable housing crisis is worse for low-wage workers.

Virginia tenants fear they’ll be displaced by Amazon workers

By MATTHEW BARAKATApril 24, 2021

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Southern Towers apartment complex is a census tract unto itself, with more than 2,600 units, and a huge bastion of affordable housing in the inner suburbs of northern Virginia.

But longtime residents — many of whom have had to rely on a federal moratorium on evictions during the coronavirus pandemic — fear they will be squeezed out when the government mandate ends, in large part to make room for high-earning tenants who will be working at Amazon’s second headquarters in nearby Crystal City.

Southern Towers residents nervous as landlord steps up eviction proceedings

April 14, 2021 at 2:30pm

Low-income residents at Southern Towers (4901 Seminary Road) in the West End have been among those most affected by historic highs in unemployment and a sluggish economic recovery — but on-top of this, many of the residents face a new problem: a landlord pursuing hundreds of evictions.



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