Resources for Rent Relief and Excluded Workers Fund
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Our members have won the fight for a first-in-the-nation $2.1 Billion Excluded Workers Fund. For an entire year, hundreds of thousands of essential workers were excluded from governmental relief. Now, undocumented workers will receive retroactive payments to reflect an entire year without work or government support during the pandemic.
This victory was possible after thousands of calls to elected officials, dozens of actions across the state, two bridge takeovers, a 23 day hunger strike, and much more. Our work to get this relief out to our communities continues.
Parents, students, and educators have organized throughout the past decade to fully fund our public schools, especially those in immigrant, Black, and brown communities. Due to our more recent organizing efforts, this year’s historic budget will raise taxes on the wealthiest New Yorkers and Invest in Our New York.
$4 billion will be allocated to fund public schools over three years to meet the needs of Black, brown, and low-income districts and finally comply with the Campaign for Fiscal Equity court settlement!
Thank you to our allies in the Invest in Our New York and the Alliance for Quality Education! ¡Si se pudo!
A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, New Yorkers will get the rent relief they need and deserve, regardless of their immigration status. Along with the Housing Justice for All Coalition, we secured a $2.4 billion rent relief program, which will pay up to one year of rent arrears for debt accrued during the pandemic for those who qualify.
An estimated 1.2 million tenants will ensure that they do not lose their homes. This victory makes it clear that everyone has a right to a roof. ¡Sí se pudo!
For nearly two decades, Arlenis, Jose, and Theo had the opportunity to learn and grow within our organization. Today, they step into the role of Co-Executive Directors of Make the Road New York.
Sienna will also be joining our Executive Team as Legal Director/Legal Counsel and Becca as Deputy Director. Becca and Sienna have been integral to growing our health and legal programs and they are the partners we need to drive this organization forward. Together, they will take Make the Road NY into its next chapter.
Together with our allies, we stopped the racist public charge! The Biden Administration just dismissed the government’s appeal of our 2019 Make the Road v. Cuccinelli lawsuit. This means that the Trump Administration’s “public charge” rule is no longer in effect. The rule was a blatant attempt to discourage immigrants from utilizing benefits for themselves and their families and from applying for lawful permanent residence. It harmed thousands of New Yorkers.
Now, immigrant families can access life-saving health care, food, and housing assistance without fear of losing the chance to obtain lawful permanent residence.
New York State was home to some of the hardest COVID-hit areas anywhere in the country, where hundreds of thousands of New YorkersTake Action!
As COVID-19 spreads, Amazon is again failing to protect our health – as workers, neighbors, customers – by failing to offer every personTake Action!
In New York, our communities have organized and won critical victories for workers, including a $15 minimum wage, paid family leave, protections againstTake Action!
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Today, and every day, we celebrate our essential undocumented immigrant mothers who make sacrifices to give us a better future. Will you donate this Mother’s Day to our fight for humane immigration reform? Our mothers, and 11 million undocumented people in this country, deserve a pathway to citizenship. We demand that President Biden and Congress…
This week New York State extended the eviction moratorium through August 31st. This is critical to keep tenants in their home as jobs begin to return and as they wait for applications to open for the COVID-19 emergency rental assistance program we won in April. Support our fights for housing justice today. As our supervising…
Today, in celebration of May Day, over a hundred of our members from across New York are at the nation’s capital. They join thousands of immigrants from across the country to demand that President Biden deliver on immigration reform. Both the American Dream and Promise Act and Farm Workforce Modernization Act passed the House of…
New Yorkers at risk of eviction and homelessness were thrown another lifeline this week. New York State is extending its eviction moratorium through Aug. 31, along with a rent assistance program for tenants. As the state prepares to reopen its economy this month, hundreds of thousands of residents are still struggling to pay rent. Here’s what you…
NorCal Resist is just one of many organizations running stimulus check redistribution campaigns around the country, from California’s UndocuFund to New Mexico’s Santa Fe Mutual Aid to New York’s Make the Road, which has raised over $150,000 through its #ShareMyCheck campaign. “I am thankful for the funds that I received — it was money that I was able to…
In order to encourage community members in Corona to get their COVID-19 shot, Queens/Bronx Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has launched an outreach campaign with a video series featuring community leaders in the area. Corona was one of the first neighborhoods to be hit by COVID-19 and quickly became one of the most impacted areas in the country. Now…
DOWNLOAD HERE As the largest community based membership organization representing immigrants and working-class people of color in New York, Make the Road New York (MRNY) is uniquely positioned to identify and address pressing community needs. Through its community centers in New York City, Long Island and Westchester, MRNY employs a multi-faceted approach to supporting immigrants,…
A local nonprofit has launched a bilingual resource guide on the state’s recently passed “Excluded Workers Fund” for undocumented immigrants who have lost work due to the pandemic. Make the Road NY has created a website to help residents who qualify for the fund access accurate and up-to-date information about the program. The group created the website…
Immigration advocates in New York over the last four years faced a pitched battle with President Donald Trump’s administation’s policies and rhetoric from the top on down. Now with President Joe Biden’s administration far more sympathetic to their goals, advocates say a lot of work is needed in both Washington and in Albany. The new…