The International Institute of Akron and North Hill CDC work together to make The Exchange House in North Hill a transitional housing space for newly arrived refugees in Akron. For refugees and their families, waiting for permanent housing upon arrival, the Exchange House offers a comfortable and affordable space in the heart of the North Hill community.
The house includes laundry space and a kitchen and is adjacent to the People’s Park, where concerts, community and food truck events happen. IIA managers work with their refugee clients, teach them about the community and help with their transition.
Since IIA and North Hill CDC began their partnership, more than fifteen families have lived in the Exchange House as a transitional housing space. North Hill CDC loves partnering with the IIA to help carry out their mission of welcoming refugees and providing a space for immigrants to thrive.