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Purchase a Home 12 - Yeranosyan Family


Following the 1988 Spitak Earthquake, tens of thousands of people were left homeless in the City of Gyumri. Many of these families took refuge in the overseas shipping containers (domiks) that were shipped into Armenia loaded with humanitarian relief supplies, or in condemned buildings. An entire generation of children has grown up in deplorable conditions, often times with no running water and little or no heat. The Armenian government has provided most of the families that lost their homes in the Earthquake with new housing units.

As people moved out of those makeshift housing units, others moved in. The 2,500 or so families that remain are Gyumri’s desolate families, who are not in line to receive a government provided apartment. Many of these families are comprised of single mothers, multiple children and/or the disabled.  This is a sustainable model in that families that have been moved into permanent housing in the past have had a high degree of success maintaining their families and their new homes.

Jhanna and her two sons live in deplorable conditions.  Their domik is located along Gyumri’s sewer lines, and when it rains, their domik gets filled with sewage.  Jhanna has a disability and a problem walking.  She does not have a husband.  Both of her son’s attend one of Gyumri’s boarding schools because of their terrible living environment and are often ill.  Once the funds are raised to move Jhanna and her family, their make shift housing unit will be dismantled to prevent its future occupancy.


Shirak Շիրակ

City / Village

Gyumri Գյումրի

Start Date

January 2019

End Date

March 2019

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.

The Need
2,500 families live in the city of Gyumri in temporary, make shift housing. These units are neither safe nor sanitary. These families and their children need a normal apartment in which to live.
Short Term Impact
Upon this project getting funded, an apartment will be purchased for this family. The make shift housing unit which they currently occupy will be dismantled.
Long Term Impact
In addition to this family and their improved mental state changing through the fact that they will be living in a normal housing situation, the city of Gyumri itself will improve with the removal of these make shift housing units.
Sponsors Benefits
All sponsors will be recognized on all relevant press regarding this project and on The Paros Foundation website.
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Youredjian Family Charitable Foundation

Los Angeles, CA January 2, 2019

Updates: Images & Information

Video Update

January 27, 2019

Today our team visited Jhanna and boys in their horrible domik. Later this evening, we invited them to the Shirak Center to tell them we have qualified them for a new apartment and found them a new apartment to purchase. We are hopeful that in a few weeks, we will be able to move them into their new home and her boys will no longer have to attend boarding school.

February 11, 2019

Jhanna and her sons came to Yerevan today to sign the purchase documents and gifting agreement for their new home. Congratulations!

February 27, 2019

Today, Paros staff and our friends at the Shirak Center moved Jhanna and her family to their new apartment. Renovations were done to the apartment prior to their move and some new furniture was purchased and given to them too! Congratulations to Yeranosyan again on this fresh start and thank you to Jack Youredjian and his family for their support of this effort.