The black community in particular is bearing more burnt of the covid 19 pandemic, living in underserved areas where it’s harder to practise social distancing as well as lacking access to testing and equitable health care, leading to the rise of infections in communities of color.
In view of this, Beyonce’s non profit Organisation, BeyGOOD Foundation as part of efforts towards providing for those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic will provide $50,000 for those impacted by the housing crisis, the organisation announced on its website.
“The housing moratorium is set to end on December 26th, resulting in mortgage foreclosures and rental evictions,” the nonprofit wrote in a press release. “Many families are impacted, due to the pandemic that resulted in job loss, sickness and overall economy downturn.”
The $5,000 grants will be awarded to 100 individuals and families facing foreclosures or evictions to recipients who provide all necessary documentation to the NAACP. The online application opens on Jan. 7, 2021.
Funds will be disbursed in late January. Round 2 will open in February, local reports say.
Worthy of note is that BeyGOOD has since being at the front providing basic necessities including food, shelter, as well as Covid testing and mental health support. Also supplying $10K grants to over 250 small businesses.