Meanwhile, undocumented New Yorkers aren’t eligible for FEMA relief unless they have a citizen in their household.
“A lot of folks are struggling to access FEMA aid, especially mixed-status households with undocumented parents, but a U.S. citizen child,” said Becca Telzak, deputy director of Make the Road New York. “They’re struggling getting through that on their own.”
Undocumented New Yorkers can apply by Nov. 26 to receive aid from a $27 million fund the city and state set up.
Eight community-based organizations across the city are administering the fund, from which individuals can receive up to $72,000. Applications are available in 16 languages.