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 The Alsaloum family spends time together in a motel room in Tampa on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. Coptic Orthodox Charities, Inc., a nonprofit that helps refugees resettle, worked to find permanent housing for the Alsaloum family. Amira Salama, the organization's executive director, said that she rarely had issues lining up permanent housing before a refugee family's arrival until approximately six months ago. Around that time, apartment complex managers in the Tampa Bay Area began showing resistance to renting to Syrian refugees, she said. 

The Alsaloum family spends time together in a motel room in Tampa on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. Coptic Orthodox Charities, Inc., a nonprofit that helps refugees resettle, worked to find permanent housing for the Alsaloum family. Amira Salama, the organization's executive director, said that she rarely had issues lining up permanent housing before a refugee family's arrival until approximately six months ago. Around that time, apartment complex managers in the Tampa Bay Area began showing resistance to renting to Syrian refugees, she said. 

 Kawther Alsaloum works to memorize the days of the week in English on a notepad as her brother-in-law Mohammed Alsaloum has a smoke outside at a motel in Tampa on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. The Alsaloum family fled to Turkey from Syria to escape the war. Following the intensive process of attaining refugee status that lasted over two years, they came to the United States. 

Kawther Alsaloum works to memorize the days of the week in English on a notepad as her brother-in-law Mohammed Alsaloum has a smoke outside at a motel in Tampa on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. The Alsaloum family fled to Turkey from Syria to escape the war. Following the intensive process of attaining refugee status that lasted over two years, they came to the United States. 

 The Alsaloum family waits in line at a social security office in Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, with case worker Rana Al Sarraf of Coptic Orthodox Charities, Inc. Al Sarraf plays a crucial role in assisting refugee families with getting their lives started in the United States. Behind Al Sarraf, seen from left are Momen Alsaloum holding son Amin Alsaloum, Momen's wife Nahed Kanj holding son Riad Alsaloum, Amin Alsaloum holding daughter Jamila Alsaloum, and Amin's wife Kawther Alsaloum holding the hand of son Ahmad Alsaloum. 

The Alsaloum family waits in line at a social security office in Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, with case worker Rana Al Sarraf of Coptic Orthodox Charities, Inc. Al Sarraf plays a crucial role in assisting refugee families with getting their lives started in the United States. Behind Al Sarraf, seen from left are Momen Alsaloum holding son Amin Alsaloum, Momen's wife Nahed Kanj holding son Riad Alsaloum, Amin Alsaloum holding daughter Jamila Alsaloum, and Amin's wife Kawther Alsaloum holding the hand of son Ahmad Alsaloum. 

 Momen Alsaloum holds son Amin Alsaloum as they sit next to the family's belongings at the Days Inn waiting for their case worker to pick them up and start the family's move into an apartment in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 1, 2017. Alsaloum sat in his father's wheelchair, who had left it behind upon being admitted to a nearby hospital for cancer treatment. 

Momen Alsaloum holds son Amin Alsaloum as they sit next to the family's belongings at the Days Inn waiting for their case worker to pick them up and start the family's move into an apartment in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 1, 2017. Alsaloum sat in his father's wheelchair, who had left it behind upon being admitted to a nearby hospital for cancer treatment. 

 From left, case worker Rana Al Sarraf of Coptic Orthodox Charities, Inc. helps Mohammed Alsaloum and his older brother Amin Alsaloum unpack groceries and cleaning supplies from her car to take into a temporary apartment in Tampa on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Mohammed Alsaloum is seen holding his niece, Jamila Alsaloum. Amin Alsaloum's other child, son Ahmad Alsaloum, is seen at right. 

From left, case worker Rana Al Sarraf of Coptic Orthodox Charities, Inc. helps Mohammed Alsaloum and his older brother Amin Alsaloum unpack groceries and cleaning supplies from her car to take into a temporary apartment in Tampa on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Mohammed Alsaloum is seen holding his niece, Jamila Alsaloum. Amin Alsaloum's other child, son Ahmad Alsaloum, is seen at right. 

 The Alsaloums move donated furniture into a new apartment in Tampa on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Because of the poor condition of the apartment, it turned into a temporary accommodation. 

The Alsaloums move donated furniture into a new apartment in Tampa on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Because of the poor condition of the apartment, it turned into a temporary accommodation. 

 The Alsaloum family eats dinner together at their temporary apartment in Tampa on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Home-cooked meals bring the family together each day, as they sit on the floor and talk over lunch and dinner. 

The Alsaloum family eats dinner together at their temporary apartment in Tampa on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Home-cooked meals bring the family together each day, as they sit on the floor and talk over lunch and dinner. 

 After sitting outside to get some fresh air, Riad Alsaloum is helped back inside by sons Abdalrahman Alsaloum (left) and Momen Alsaloum at the family's temporary apartment in Tampa on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. As Riad Alsaloum fights cancer, his sons do all they can to minimize his pain. 

After sitting outside to get some fresh air, Riad Alsaloum is helped back inside by sons Abdalrahman Alsaloum (left) and Momen Alsaloum at the family's temporary apartment in Tampa on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. As Riad Alsaloum fights cancer, his sons do all they can to minimize his pain. 

 Riad Alsaloum Sr. has his feet massaged by son Abdalrahman Alsaloum at the family's temporary apartment in Tampa on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. The members of the Alsaloum family do their best to comfort Riad Alsaloum Sr. in his battle with cancer. 

Riad Alsaloum Sr. has his feet massaged by son Abdalrahman Alsaloum at the family's temporary apartment in Tampa on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. The members of the Alsaloum family do their best to comfort Riad Alsaloum Sr. in his battle with cancer. 

 Riad Alsaloum, suffering from cancer in his spine, waits with wife Jamila Alrazouk for a wheelchair on his release day from Florida Hospital in Tampa on Feb. 22, 2017. Alrazouk stayed by her husband's side constantly, tending to him and sleeping in his hospital room. 

Riad Alsaloum, suffering from cancer in his spine, waits with wife Jamila Alrazouk for a wheelchair on his release day from Florida Hospital in Tampa on Feb. 22, 2017. Alrazouk stayed by her husband's side constantly, tending to him and sleeping in his hospital room. 

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 Amin Alsaloum (second from right) and younger brother Momen Alsaloum (right) buy groceries at a Mediterranean market near their apartment in Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. The members of the Alsaloum family do not yet speak English, so having a nearby market where Arabic is spoken proves comforting. 

Amin Alsaloum (second from right) and younger brother Momen Alsaloum (right) buy groceries at a Mediterranean market near their apartment in Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. The members of the Alsaloum family do not yet speak English, so having a nearby market where Arabic is spoken proves comforting. 

 Kawther Alsaloum, holding daughter Jamila Alsaloum, stands in the doorway of her new apartment as case worker Rana Al Sarraf (second from right) discusses the extremely poor condition of the living space with Amira Salama of Coptic Orthodox Charities and Zeyad Abduljaber of Radiant Hands Charity in Tampa on Feb. 1, 2017. Though the Alsaloum family continued moving in that day, the case workers deemed the apartment unsuitable for longterm living and vowed to find somewhere cleaner and safer soon. 

Kawther Alsaloum, holding daughter Jamila Alsaloum, stands in the doorway of her new apartment as case worker Rana Al Sarraf (second from right) discusses the extremely poor condition of the living space with Amira Salama of Coptic Orthodox Charities and Zeyad Abduljaber of Radiant Hands Charity in Tampa on Feb. 1, 2017. Though the Alsaloum family continued moving in that day, the case workers deemed the apartment unsuitable for longterm living and vowed to find somewhere cleaner and safer soon. 

 Amin Alsaloum plays on the floor with daughter Jamila Alsaloum (left) and son Ahmad Alsaloum at their temporary apartment in Tampa on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Much of the Alsaloum family's motivation for fleeing Syria was to find safety for the children in a country where they could grow up to find success. 

Amin Alsaloum plays on the floor with daughter Jamila Alsaloum (left) and son Ahmad Alsaloum at their temporary apartment in Tampa on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Much of the Alsaloum family's motivation for fleeing Syria was to find safety for the children in a country where they could grow up to find success. 

 Kawther Alsaloum (second from left) helps brother-in-law Mohammed Alsaloum (right) clean a fan while moving into a temporary apartment in Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. Seen at left is Amin Alsaloum, and second from right is Nahed Kanj, holding son Riad Alsaloum. The apartment served as a temporary home for the Alsaloum family to get out of the motel, but not a permanent solution because it did not meet the standards of Coptic Orthodox Charities, Inc. executive director Amira Salama. Arrangements have been made for the entire Alsaloum family to move into a single complex in another part of Tampa by the end of February. 

Kawther Alsaloum (second from left) helps brother-in-law Mohammed Alsaloum (right) clean a fan while moving into a temporary apartment in Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. Seen at left is Amin Alsaloum, and second from right is Nahed Kanj, holding son Riad Alsaloum. The apartment served as a temporary home for the Alsaloum family to get out of the motel, but not a permanent solution because it did not meet the standards of Coptic Orthodox Charities, Inc. executive director Amira Salama. Arrangements have been made for the entire Alsaloum family to move into a single complex in another part of Tampa by the end of February. 

 Jamila Alrazouk (left) hands grandson Riad Alsaloum to his grandfather and her husband, Riad Alsaloum Sr., who plants a kiss on the toddler's cheek at the family's temporary apartment in Tampa on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Riad Alsaloum Sr. is fighting cancer, but takes solace in having his grandchildren close to him. 

Jamila Alrazouk (left) hands grandson Riad Alsaloum to his grandfather and her husband, Riad Alsaloum Sr., who plants a kiss on the toddler's cheek at the family's temporary apartment in Tampa on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Riad Alsaloum Sr. is fighting cancer, but takes solace in having his grandchildren close to him. 

 Amin Alsaloum prays as his nephew, also named Amin Alsaloum (front), and daughter Jamila Alsaloum play around him at the family's temporary apartment in Tampa on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Alsaloum pulls out his prayer rug to worship five times each day. 

Amin Alsaloum prays as his nephew, also named Amin Alsaloum (front), and daughter Jamila Alsaloum play around him at the family's temporary apartment in Tampa on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Alsaloum pulls out his prayer rug to worship five times each day. 

 Momen Alsaloum fills in answers on a vocabulary worksheet during a lesson on parts of the body in Jose Similus' CARIBE refugee English class in Tampa on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. 

Momen Alsaloum fills in answers on a vocabulary worksheet during a lesson on parts of the body in Jose Similus' CARIBE refugee English class in Tampa on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. 

 Momen Alsaloum participates in a vocabulary exercise in Jose Similus' CARIBE refugee English class in Tampa on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. Pictured, on Alsaloum's first day of attending, students indicate the part of the body previously said by Similus. 

Momen Alsaloum participates in a vocabulary exercise in Jose Similus' CARIBE refugee English class in Tampa on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. Pictured, on Alsaloum's first day of attending, students indicate the part of the body previously said by Similus. 

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 Momen Alsaloum (left) and brother Amin Alsaloum study a route map during their first trip riding the bus in Tampa on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.

Momen Alsaloum (left) and brother Amin Alsaloum study a route map during their first trip riding the bus in Tampa on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.

 Moments after receiving it, Jamila Alrazouk holds the key to a new and permanent apartment in her hands in Tampa on Feb. 9, 2017. She and husband Riad Alsaloum moved in that day with their two youngest sons. Their two oldest sons, along with their wives and children, stayed in the temporary apartment awaiting additional availability at the new complex. 

Moments after receiving it, Jamila Alrazouk holds the key to a new and permanent apartment in her hands in Tampa on Feb. 9, 2017. She and husband Riad Alsaloum moved in that day with their two youngest sons. Their two oldest sons, along with their wives and children, stayed in the temporary apartment awaiting additional availability at the new complex. 

 From left, Nahed Kanj, sister-in-law Kawther Alsaloum and her son Ahmed Alsaloum get settled into their new apartment complex in Tampa on Feb. 22, 2017. 

From left, Nahed Kanj, sister-in-law Kawther Alsaloum and her son Ahmed Alsaloum get settled into their new apartment complex in Tampa on Feb. 22, 2017. 

The Alsaloum family spends time together in a motel room in Tampa on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. Coptic Orthodox Charities, Inc., a nonprofit that helps refugees resettle, worked to find permanent housing for the Alsaloum family. Amira Salama, the organization's executive director, said that she rarely had issues lining up permanent housing before a refugee family's arrival until approximately six months ago. Around that time, apartment complex managers in the Tampa Bay Area began showing resistance to renting to Syrian refugees, she said. 

Kawther Alsaloum works to memorize the days of the week in English on a notepad as her brother-in-law Mohammed Alsaloum has a smoke outside at a motel in Tampa on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. The Alsaloum family fled to Turkey from Syria to escape the war. Following the intensive process of attaining refugee status that lasted over two years, they came to the United States. 

The Alsaloum family waits in line at a social security office in Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, with case worker Rana Al Sarraf of Coptic Orthodox Charities, Inc. Al Sarraf plays a crucial role in assisting refugee families with getting their lives started in the United States. Behind Al Sarraf, seen from left are Momen Alsaloum holding son Amin Alsaloum, Momen's wife Nahed Kanj holding son Riad Alsaloum, Amin Alsaloum holding daughter Jamila Alsaloum, and Amin's wife Kawther Alsaloum holding the hand of son Ahmad Alsaloum. 

Momen Alsaloum holds son Amin Alsaloum as they sit next to the family's belongings at the Days Inn waiting for their case worker to pick them up and start the family's move into an apartment in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 1, 2017. Alsaloum sat in his father's wheelchair, who had left it behind upon being admitted to a nearby hospital for cancer treatment. 

From left, case worker Rana Al Sarraf of Coptic Orthodox Charities, Inc. helps Mohammed Alsaloum and his older brother Amin Alsaloum unpack groceries and cleaning supplies from her car to take into a temporary apartment in Tampa on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Mohammed Alsaloum is seen holding his niece, Jamila Alsaloum. Amin Alsaloum's other child, son Ahmad Alsaloum, is seen at right. 

The Alsaloums move donated furniture into a new apartment in Tampa on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Because of the poor condition of the apartment, it turned into a temporary accommodation. 

The Alsaloum family eats dinner together at their temporary apartment in Tampa on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Home-cooked meals bring the family together each day, as they sit on the floor and talk over lunch and dinner. 

After sitting outside to get some fresh air, Riad Alsaloum is helped back inside by sons Abdalrahman Alsaloum (left) and Momen Alsaloum at the family's temporary apartment in Tampa on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. As Riad Alsaloum fights cancer, his sons do all they can to minimize his pain. 

Riad Alsaloum Sr. has his feet massaged by son Abdalrahman Alsaloum at the family's temporary apartment in Tampa on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. The members of the Alsaloum family do their best to comfort Riad Alsaloum Sr. in his battle with cancer. 

Riad Alsaloum, suffering from cancer in his spine, waits with wife Jamila Alrazouk for a wheelchair on his release day from Florida Hospital in Tampa on Feb. 22, 2017. Alrazouk stayed by her husband's side constantly, tending to him and sleeping in his hospital room. 

Amin Alsaloum (second from right) and younger brother Momen Alsaloum (right) buy groceries at a Mediterranean market near their apartment in Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. The members of the Alsaloum family do not yet speak English, so having a nearby market where Arabic is spoken proves comforting. 

Kawther Alsaloum, holding daughter Jamila Alsaloum, stands in the doorway of her new apartment as case worker Rana Al Sarraf (second from right) discusses the extremely poor condition of the living space with Amira Salama of Coptic Orthodox Charities and Zeyad Abduljaber of Radiant Hands Charity in Tampa on Feb. 1, 2017. Though the Alsaloum family continued moving in that day, the case workers deemed the apartment unsuitable for longterm living and vowed to find somewhere cleaner and safer soon. 

Amin Alsaloum plays on the floor with daughter Jamila Alsaloum (left) and son Ahmad Alsaloum at their temporary apartment in Tampa on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Much of the Alsaloum family's motivation for fleeing Syria was to find safety for the children in a country where they could grow up to find success. 

Kawther Alsaloum (second from left) helps brother-in-law Mohammed Alsaloum (right) clean a fan while moving into a temporary apartment in Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. Seen at left is Amin Alsaloum, and second from right is Nahed Kanj, holding son Riad Alsaloum. The apartment served as a temporary home for the Alsaloum family to get out of the motel, but not a permanent solution because it did not meet the standards of Coptic Orthodox Charities, Inc. executive director Amira Salama. Arrangements have been made for the entire Alsaloum family to move into a single complex in another part of Tampa by the end of February. 

Jamila Alrazouk (left) hands grandson Riad Alsaloum to his grandfather and her husband, Riad Alsaloum Sr., who plants a kiss on the toddler's cheek at the family's temporary apartment in Tampa on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Riad Alsaloum Sr. is fighting cancer, but takes solace in having his grandchildren close to him. 

Amin Alsaloum prays as his nephew, also named Amin Alsaloum (front), and daughter Jamila Alsaloum play around him at the family's temporary apartment in Tampa on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Alsaloum pulls out his prayer rug to worship five times each day. 

Momen Alsaloum fills in answers on a vocabulary worksheet during a lesson on parts of the body in Jose Similus' CARIBE refugee English class in Tampa on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. 

Momen Alsaloum participates in a vocabulary exercise in Jose Similus' CARIBE refugee English class in Tampa on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. Pictured, on Alsaloum's first day of attending, students indicate the part of the body previously said by Similus. 

Momen Alsaloum (left) and brother Amin Alsaloum study a route map during their first trip riding the bus in Tampa on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.

Moments after receiving it, Jamila Alrazouk holds the key to a new and permanent apartment in her hands in Tampa on Feb. 9, 2017. She and husband Riad Alsaloum moved in that day with their two youngest sons. Their two oldest sons, along with their wives and children, stayed in the temporary apartment awaiting additional availability at the new complex. 

From left, Nahed Kanj, sister-in-law Kawther Alsaloum and her son Ahmed Alsaloum get settled into their new apartment complex in Tampa on Feb. 22, 2017. 

 The Alsaloum family spends time together in a motel room in Tampa on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. Coptic Orthodox Charities, Inc., a nonprofit that helps refugees resettle, worked to find permanent housing for the Alsaloum family. Amira Salama, the organization's executive director, said that she rarely had issues lining up permanent housing before a refugee family's arrival until approximately six months ago. Around that time, apartment complex managers in the Tampa Bay Area began showing resistance to renting to Syrian refugees, she said. 
 Kawther Alsaloum works to memorize the days of the week in English on a notepad as her brother-in-law Mohammed Alsaloum has a smoke outside at a motel in Tampa on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. The Alsaloum family fled to Turkey from Syria to escape the war. Following the intensive process of attaining refugee status that lasted over two years, they came to the United States. 
 The Alsaloum family waits in line at a social security office in Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, with case worker Rana Al Sarraf of Coptic Orthodox Charities, Inc. Al Sarraf plays a crucial role in assisting refugee families with getting their lives started in the United States. Behind Al Sarraf, seen from left are Momen Alsaloum holding son Amin Alsaloum, Momen's wife Nahed Kanj holding son Riad Alsaloum, Amin Alsaloum holding daughter Jamila Alsaloum, and Amin's wife Kawther Alsaloum holding the hand of son Ahmad Alsaloum. 
 Momen Alsaloum holds son Amin Alsaloum as they sit next to the family's belongings at the Days Inn waiting for their case worker to pick them up and start the family's move into an apartment in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 1, 2017. Alsaloum sat in his father's wheelchair, who had left it behind upon being admitted to a nearby hospital for cancer treatment. 
 From left, case worker Rana Al Sarraf of Coptic Orthodox Charities, Inc. helps Mohammed Alsaloum and his older brother Amin Alsaloum unpack groceries and cleaning supplies from her car to take into a temporary apartment in Tampa on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Mohammed Alsaloum is seen holding his niece, Jamila Alsaloum. Amin Alsaloum's other child, son Ahmad Alsaloum, is seen at right. 
 The Alsaloums move donated furniture into a new apartment in Tampa on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Because of the poor condition of the apartment, it turned into a temporary accommodation. 
 The Alsaloum family eats dinner together at their temporary apartment in Tampa on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Home-cooked meals bring the family together each day, as they sit on the floor and talk over lunch and dinner. 
 After sitting outside to get some fresh air, Riad Alsaloum is helped back inside by sons Abdalrahman Alsaloum (left) and Momen Alsaloum at the family's temporary apartment in Tampa on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. As Riad Alsaloum fights cancer, his sons do all they can to minimize his pain. 
 Riad Alsaloum Sr. has his feet massaged by son Abdalrahman Alsaloum at the family's temporary apartment in Tampa on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. The members of the Alsaloum family do their best to comfort Riad Alsaloum Sr. in his battle with cancer. 
 Riad Alsaloum, suffering from cancer in his spine, waits with wife Jamila Alrazouk for a wheelchair on his release day from Florida Hospital in Tampa on Feb. 22, 2017. Alrazouk stayed by her husband's side constantly, tending to him and sleeping in his hospital room. 
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 Amin Alsaloum (second from right) and younger brother Momen Alsaloum (right) buy groceries at a Mediterranean market near their apartment in Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. The members of the Alsaloum family do not yet speak English, so having a nearby market where Arabic is spoken proves comforting. 
 Kawther Alsaloum, holding daughter Jamila Alsaloum, stands in the doorway of her new apartment as case worker Rana Al Sarraf (second from right) discusses the extremely poor condition of the living space with Amira Salama of Coptic Orthodox Charities and Zeyad Abduljaber of Radiant Hands Charity in Tampa on Feb. 1, 2017. Though the Alsaloum family continued moving in that day, the case workers deemed the apartment unsuitable for longterm living and vowed to find somewhere cleaner and safer soon. 
 Amin Alsaloum plays on the floor with daughter Jamila Alsaloum (left) and son Ahmad Alsaloum at their temporary apartment in Tampa on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Much of the Alsaloum family's motivation for fleeing Syria was to find safety for the children in a country where they could grow up to find success. 
 Kawther Alsaloum (second from left) helps brother-in-law Mohammed Alsaloum (right) clean a fan while moving into a temporary apartment in Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. Seen at left is Amin Alsaloum, and second from right is Nahed Kanj, holding son Riad Alsaloum. The apartment served as a temporary home for the Alsaloum family to get out of the motel, but not a permanent solution because it did not meet the standards of Coptic Orthodox Charities, Inc. executive director Amira Salama. Arrangements have been made for the entire Alsaloum family to move into a single complex in another part of Tampa by the end of February. 
 Jamila Alrazouk (left) hands grandson Riad Alsaloum to his grandfather and her husband, Riad Alsaloum Sr., who plants a kiss on the toddler's cheek at the family's temporary apartment in Tampa on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Riad Alsaloum Sr. is fighting cancer, but takes solace in having his grandchildren close to him. 
 Amin Alsaloum prays as his nephew, also named Amin Alsaloum (front), and daughter Jamila Alsaloum play around him at the family's temporary apartment in Tampa on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Alsaloum pulls out his prayer rug to worship five times each day. 
 Momen Alsaloum fills in answers on a vocabulary worksheet during a lesson on parts of the body in Jose Similus' CARIBE refugee English class in Tampa on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. 
 Momen Alsaloum participates in a vocabulary exercise in Jose Similus' CARIBE refugee English class in Tampa on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. Pictured, on Alsaloum's first day of attending, students indicate the part of the body previously said by Similus. 
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 Momen Alsaloum (left) and brother Amin Alsaloum study a route map during their first trip riding the bus in Tampa on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.
 Moments after receiving it, Jamila Alrazouk holds the key to a new and permanent apartment in her hands in Tampa on Feb. 9, 2017. She and husband Riad Alsaloum moved in that day with their two youngest sons. Their two oldest sons, along with their wives and children, stayed in the temporary apartment awaiting additional availability at the new complex. 
 From left, Nahed Kanj, sister-in-law Kawther Alsaloum and her son Ahmed Alsaloum get settled into their new apartment complex in Tampa on Feb. 22, 2017.