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Category: Member stories

Good News! $27 million in disaster relief for undocumented NYers

  • Theo Oshiro Co-Executive Director
  • Jose Lopez Co-Executive Director
  • Arlenis Morel Co-Executive Director

Undocumented immigrants are excluded from so much of our nation’s social safety net, including federal disaster assistance.

Today, Governor Hochul and Mayor de Blasio announced a $27 million fund to provide disaster relief to immigrant families whose homes were damaged during the flooding from Hurricane Ida and who are not eligible for federal relief. Read more in the New York Times story featuring our board member Felipe Idrovo.​​​​

As we continue our fights for environmental, housing and immigrant justice, we are proud to partner with state and city leaders to distribute these funds to immigrant families, so that they can begin repairing their homes and move forward with their lives.

This year, we and allies won a historic $2.1 billion Excluded Workers Fund — and are pushing for further funding to fully meet community needs. We have also insisted that all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status, are included in storm relief. We’re thrilled to see this critical initiative launched!

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With gratitude,