Please distribute and share, digitally or by printing and posting, this brief guide to resources available to those affected by COVID-19/Coronavirus in Greater New Orleans.
Informed Immigrant has created a list of national resources for undocumented workers. You can find them at www.informedimmigrant.com
A coalition of 21 local unions, advocacy organizations and other groups are calling on the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center to release $100 million out of its unrestricted cash reserves to support hospitality industry workers who are out of work due to the coronavirus crisis. Read the story by The LENS here:
In light of COVID-19 more Louisiana residents are eligible for SNAP benefits. If you are unemployed or have had your work hours reduced or suspended, you are encouraged to apply! Apply online http://www.dss.state.la.us/page/snap-how-to-apply
Another Round Another Rally is offering $500 Relief Grants For Hospitality Workers Who Have Had Their Hours Slashed or Who Lost Their Jobs in the Wake of COVID-19. Apply at https://anotherroundanotherrally.org/
If you are a kidney dialysis patient or recent transplant patient, starting today, the American Kidney Foundation Coronavirus Emergency Fund is providing $250 grants to those who demonstrate financial need, to help with the cost of transportation, medication, or other treatment essentials. Apply at https://www.kidneyfund.org/coronavirus/
The Workplace Justice Project offers free legal assistance to low wage and income eligible workers. Connect with the WJP by filling out our inquiry form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSey9QmZf-Qtt_HzU7jnUxWzkzcLjkNeOVknyCn67BzQ8ep9Eg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1
Hospitality Cares Pandemic Response Fund
The United Way of Southeast Louisana, Entergy, and the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation have launched the Hospitality Cares Pandemic Response Fund to provide crisis grants to hospitality workers affected by #COVID19. Applications will go live on March 21st.
United Way of Southeast Louisiana has just announced a new resource available for hospitality workers facing additional economic hardships due to COVID-19 shutdowns.
Information about the fund, which is meant to provide a small measure of support to the 72,000 workers in New Orleans’ lucrative hospitality and tourism industry, as well as eligibility guidelines and a link to apply for relief funds, may be found here: https://www.unitedwaysela.org/hospitalitycares