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Habitat for Humanity Provides Housing for Ukrainian Refugees

Elliot Feuerstein

· Habitat for Humanity
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A San Diego, CA resident, Elliot Feuerstein graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a bachelor of science in political science. Elliot Feuerstein serves as an officer of Mira Mesa Shopping Center, and he also engages in various philanthropic activities and supports a number of nonprofits. One of these is Habitat for Humanity, which operates with the of goal addressing housing issues throughout the world and helping people in need gain access to decent housing.

Priorities of the organization’s operations in the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region include attending to the needs of those displaced by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Millions of Ukrainian citizens fled their homes, many without a place to go. Habitat for Humanity subsequently created initiatives to find them temporary shelter in Poland and other European countries.

In Poland, the nonprofit formed a partnership with the city of Warsaw, Poland’s capital, to provide housing for Ukrainians coming into the country to escape the violence. The arrangement enables Habitat’s Polish branch to secure shelter for these families via a city-run database of over 4,000 Warsaw residents willing to house refugees. Habitat for Humanity also covers short hotel stays for people traveling to other Polish cities or another destination in Europe.