This one-time fund was established in response to the increase in hate crimes and targeted violence in immigrant communities, including those directly impacting Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities; incidents such as physical [...]
In response to the rise in violent crime and sudden death in the region, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed an executive order in February 2023 to enhance access to information and reduce barriers to supportive services for immigrant and refugee [...]
At OIRA, we actively promote our mission by advocating for and advancing policies and legislative actions aimed at enhancing the well-being of immigrant and refugee communities in Seattle. Annually, our office conducts analysis, provides feedback, [...]
The Seattle area is not alone in receiving an influx of migrants and asylum seekers over the last few months. Unfortunately, there’s no easy solutions or national model for sheltering and caring for asylum seekers. The expertise required to [...]
The City of Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) is releasing 2 RFPs to help address incidents of violence in our communities.   Victim Compensation Fund   Funding decisions will be announced on or before Thursday, [...]

Immigrant and Refugee Affairs

Hamdi Mohamed, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 1616, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94573, Seattle, WA, 98124
Phone: (206) 727-8515

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The mission of the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs is to improve the lives of Seattle’s immigrant and refugee communities by engaging them in decisions about the City of Seattle’s future and improving the City’s programs and services to meet the needs of all constituents.