Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs' Community Integration Survey

Published on April 01, 2024

Community Survey to Ensure Voices of Immigrant and Refugee Issues are at the Decision-Making Table

DENVER – The Denver Agency for Human Rights & Community PartnershipsOffice of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs (DOIRA) is currently distributing a community survey to identify barriers impacting immigrants and refugees on their path to successful integration in Denver. This 2024 DOIRA Community Integration Survey is one of multiple ongoing community engagement strategies, which have included Migrant and Refugee Community Listening Sessions held in the last two years, to develop recommendations and identify legislative and policy opportunities.

The survey is an anonymous 15-minute questionnaire translated into the 8 topmost spoken languages in Denver, Spanish, Vietnamese, Amharic, Simplified Chinese, Arabic, French, Russian, and Nepali, aimed at drawing a more comprehensive picture of what immigrants and refugees experience when navigating various Denver city programs and services. Some of the survey’s key topics are public transportation, financial security, rental assistance programs, employment, language access, and more. These topics are a culmination of 2 years’ worth of community feedback from individuals who identify as immigrants and refugees in Denver collected by DOIRA during the pandemic and post-pandemic.

“We at DOIRA want to make sure that the experiences being faced by our community members who identify as immigrants and refugees are accurately represented and their needs prioritized by our city leaders,” – Atim Otii, Director. “We especially want to thank our community partners, including city, nonprofit, faith, and community-based organizations helping distribute this survey to those they work with daily.”

To ensure an equitable and accessible distribution process, we are working closely with community-based organizations that will assist our efforts by administering in-person surveys. These trusted community partners will additionally be able to connect with communities of Farsi, Burmese, Somali speakers, and others by facilitating interpretation services. The survey is available from April 1st to June 1st. Individuals can access the short survey by visiting www.denvergov.org/immigrants or by scanning the QR Code in the flyer below.

Flyer size poster announcing Community Survey with QR Code

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About HRCP’s Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs: The Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs partners with local, state, and federal agencies, as well as with nonprofits, community-based organizations, and residents, to develop and implement policies, practices, and programs that influence the various paths of immigrant integration.