Silhouettes of a group of men looking out from a balcony.

The Manhattan Housing Authority — where (from left) Ashiquallah Shinwari, Nasser Ahmad Nooristani, Salman Shinwari, Omer Khalil, Aaron Estabrook and Idrees Khalil gathered — provides a key role in the refugee resettlement process, offering a footing for self-sufficiency. Credit: Jeff Tuttle