Aleppo-NGO: A Look at the “Host a Family” Housing Project

Since its foundation and launch in 2013, the Aleppo Compatriotic Charitable Organization-NGO (Aleppo-NGO) has been focused on revealing and evaluating the needs of the Syrian refugees who have found shelter in Armenia. This enables the organization to design and implement targeted and effective projects to help solve the issues faced by the Syrian community.

The monitoring indicates that the Syrian community settled in Armenia because of the war in Syria faces two primary issues: housing and employment.

Keeping these issues at the center of its activities, the Aleppo-NGO developed a long-term housing project, “Host a Family”, which aims to provide the Syrian community with primary vital resources such as a shelter and decent living conditions, as well as contributing to their establishment and integration into the civil society of Armenia.

Within the framework of this project, Aleppo-NGO finds benefactors who purchase apartments in Armenia, ranging from U.S. $15,000 to $25,000 each, and allocates the most vulnerable Syrian families for contract based, rent-free temporary use.

Aleppo-NGO carries out all the legal paperwork related to the purchase of these apartments. Following the purchase, the Armenia Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees provides furniture for the new apartments.

Today, with great pleasure we announce that 10 Syrian families are being provided with apartments thanks to the “Host a Family” project’s benefactors: the families of Chemberjian, Melkonian, Hovhannisian and Potugian.