Press Releases

FHFA Seeks Public Input on Tenant Protections at Properties with Federal Financing like Southern Towers Apartments


April 21, 2023


Contact: Assefash Makonnen, Communications Manager, African Communities Together

Release: Black History Month Highlights Leadership of Black Immigrants in TPS Campaigns, Underscores Needs for Action from Biden Administration

Even Amid Progress in TPS Designations, Thousands of Black Immigrants in Danger of Being Returned to Inhumane, Violent, and Unstable Conditions



February 15, 2022 

CONTACT: Ricardo Ramírez, 


For Immediate Release: February 6, 2023


Assefash Makonnen, ACT,

Anya Svanoe, ACCE

K Agbebiyi, PESP,,


Tenants Bring Issue of Evictions and UC’s Investments in Blackstone and CIM Group to Regents Meeting, Deliver Eviction Notice to CIM’s Headquarters

For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 26, 2023

Media Contact: Assefash Makonnen,


Release: TPS Win on Somalia Means Continued Safety from Conflict and Humanitarian Crisis for Somalis in the U.S.

Advocates Commend Biden Administration’s Decision to Extend and Redesignate Temporary Protected Status for Somalia 



NATIONWIDE – The annual National Immigrant Inclusion Conference (NIIC) 2022, the largest conference in the country focused on immigrant and refugee issues, celebrates its 15th anniversary this year with a powerful in-person, three-day event at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor in Maryland from December 11 - 13, 2022. It will be the first gathering of the entire sector supporting immigrants and refugees following this year’s consequential midterm elections, and takes place just days after the final Senate runoff contest in Georgia.