Housing - Alana Stevens, Chair
The Housing Committee shall: (1) study housing conditions in the local community; (2) receive and seek to adjust complaints of discrimination; (3) oppose all restrictive practices whether public or private and; (4) disseminate information and render such other assistance which may eliminate discrimination in housing.
Black Americans are twice as likely to die from COVID-19 in America. And the pandemic may also cost many of them their homes.
A recent report from the Urban Institute, which analyzed U.S. Census Bureau survey data, found that nearly one in four black and Latino renters didn’t pay or deferred their rent in May, compared with just 14% of white renters. And the problem may soon get worse: Nearly half of black and Latino rents expressed concern about being able to pay their rent in June.
People of color, compared with white Americans, are disproportionately more likely to hold a low-wage job or a job that cannot be performed remotely.
There are a ways to help find relief through COVID funding. Please contact Alana if you are experiencing problems.
NAACP Drew County Branch #6042 Housing Initiative
Monticello, Ar. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Drew County Branch #6042 is honored to provide technical assistance to residents applying for rental and utility assistance through various COVID-19 and CARES ACT funds.
“As part of our national effort to advocate for sound housing policy and to ensure equitable access, we are encouraging interested residents to contact Alana Stevens, Housing Chairwoman of the Drew County NAACP Branch 6042 by visiting the branch website and submitting your contact information,” said Clarissa Pace, local branch president.
The mission of the Drew County NAACP Branch 6042 Housing Committee is to: (1) study housing conditions in the local community; (2) receive and seek to adjust complaints of discrimination; (3) oppose all restrictive practices whether public or private and; (4) disseminate information and render such other assistance which may eliminate discrimination in housing; (5) and serve as a local liaison for better housing opportunities, education, and resource.
The Drew County NAACP Branch 6042 is always looking for those who would like to join in the work. Our vision is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination.
For more information, visit the Housing Committee page on the website, dcnaacp.org/housing, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.