In the News / April 2016

USCRI speaks to Seven Days about financial education for refugees

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Seven Days features an article discussing financial literacy for newly arrived refugees. The article highlights the work of the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program (VRRP), a USCRI field office.

“Amila Merdzanovic, director of VRRP, said that credit is a looming priority for most refugees. Case managers and employment counselors talk to their clients about paying electricity and gas bills on time, because this helps establish a good credit history. ‘It’s important to talk about it early on, ’cause we know if you mess up your credit history, it takes a lot to get it fixed,’ Merdzanovic said.”

Read the full article here.

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