A man is holding a baby, a young girl kisses the baby’s hand. Another girl is in the background at a table.

Afghan family begins to rebuild in Bay Area, after three months of life on hold

The Hofionis are among hundreds of Afghans who have arrived in the Bay Area since August. When they first landed in California, they were greeted by resettlement agencies, non-profits and the county government, all of whom tried to help them do the nearly impossible: find an affordable home in one of the country’s most expensive housing markets.