Houston’s Refugee Community
• In FY 2019, Texas welcomed more refugees than any other U.S. state, resettling 9% of the 14,808 total admissions.
• A large majority of these individuals made their home in Houston, a diverse city of over 2.2 million residents.
• Since the 1970s, more than 70,000 refugees from 78 countries have settled in Houston. Houston’s abundance of nonprofit and religious organizations have played a huge role in helping the refugee community acclimate and succeed.
• As Houston’s economy continues to grow, refugees are playing a key role in filling crucial job openings that could otherwise hinder economic progress.