Gov. Lamont, state officials call on landlords to make more affordable housing available for Afghan evacuees

Gov. Ned Lamont was in New Haven Wednesday to talk about the resettlement of Afghan evacuees in Connecticut.
He held a news conference with local and state officials along with refugee organizations outside a home for Afghan evacuees.
Refugee agencies and the state's task force are working to provide support for housing, education and jobs.
Connecticut has welcomed 214 evacuees so far and anticipates over 500 people will resettle here.
"It's all the different ways that people can step up and make a difference, but I think this is what America is all about and I hope it reminds people how immigration and folks that are fleeing persecution always look to the United States of America as an ideal, and I hope we're continuing that fight every day," Lamont said.
Officials are calling on landlords to make more affordable housing available for refugees.