Beyoncé Is Donating $500,000 to Families Facing Eviction
After helping small businesses with a $2.5 million donation and providing water, food, supplies, coronavirus testing, and mental health support to communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Beyoncé is turning her attention to eviction and the housing crisis. In an announcement posted yesterday, Beyoncé and the BeyGOOD foundation are donating $500,000 to families that could be evicted after the nationwide housing moratorium expires.
"Phase Two of the BeyGOOD Impact Fund will now help those impacted by the housing crisis," the org's statement reads. "The housing moratorium is set to end on Dec. 26, resulting in mortgage foreclosures and rental evictions. Many families are impacted, due to the pandemic, [which has] resulted in job loss, sickness and overall economy downturn."
"When we were faced with the pandemic caused by COVID-19, BeyGOOD created a plan to make a difference," the organization added. "We assisted organizations across the country that were providing people with basic needs like food, water, household supplies and COVID testing. We also provided mental health support."
Specifically, families can apply for $5,000 grants starting on January 7. Another round of grants will open up in February, meaning even more families can apply for assistance.
"Beyoncé is giving $5,000 grants to individuals and families facing foreclosures or evictions. All necessary documentation must be provided to the NAACP. [The] online application process opens Jan. 7, 2021 [and] 100 recipients will be selected. Grants [will be] disbursed in late January. Round two [of grant distribution] will [reopen] in February," the site reads. "As of Monday, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) disclosed that the nationwide housing moratorium has been extended through the end of January."
The coming days will also bring more good news for the small businesses that applied for assistance earlier this year.
"There's more holiday GOOD NEWS," the foundation added. "Stay tuned next week as we announce the December recipients of the Small Business Impact Fund."