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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

亞美社區發展協會獲BIDMC撥款50萬元 將和華人前進會、GBLS合作

                 (Boston Orange) 亞美社區發展協會(ACDC)宣佈,在貝斯以色列女執事醫療中心(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)1840萬元社區健康計劃中,該機構獲選為執行單位之一,得款50萬元。

            亞美社區發展協會行政主任劉安琪(Angie Liou)表示,貝斯以色列醫療中心認可該會的可負擔住宅計畫,讓他們感到非常榮幸,而貝斯以色列醫療中心的認同諸如住宅穩定等社會因素對社區健康結果有影響,並撥出很大一筆款項來處理這些不公平狀況,更是讓人讚賞。

            在這計畫中,亞美社區發展協會將和華人前進會(CPA),大波士頓法律服務的亞裔外展小組(GBLS)合作。

                      華人前進會行政主任陳玉珍表示,該會從人權角度看待住宅問題,BIDMC的支持,將有助於該會擴大防止居民流離失所,讓房客更有能力處理他們所遭遇的狀況。

                      GBLS主任Bethany Li表示,特別是在逼遷危機將在未來數個月惡化之際,的確需要更多資源來幫助低收入房客,保有住處。

                     這一計畫將擴大華埠居民擁有住宅的機會,提供防止逼遷協助,以及促請居民加入反流離失所行動,推動增加可負擔住宅政策。

                亞美社區發展協會獲得的這筆贈款是貝斯以色列醫療中心為鼓勵在可負擔住宅,就業及財務安全,行為健康方面的有影響力工作,撥款給亞美社區發展協會等17個地方組織。貝斯以色列醫療中心已承諾在未來三年撥款680萬元。

ACDC Awarded $500,000 Grant From Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for Community-Based Health Initiative

The Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) has been selected to receive a $500,000 grant from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) as part of the hospital’s $18.4 million Community-based Health Initiative .

“We are honored and thrilled to have our work in affordable housing recognized by BIDMC,” said ACDC Executive Director Angie Liou. “We applaud BIDMC in recognizing the impact that social determinants such as housing stability have on community health outcomes and committing significant funding toward addressing these inequities.’

In keeping with BIDMC’s strong history of supporting the health and well-being of our communities, we are proud to partner with the Asian Community Development Corporation to address housing stability and affordability,” said Pete Healy, President of BIDMC.

ACDC’s partners in the project are the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) and the Greater Boston Legal Services’ Asian Outreach Unit (GBLS).

"We are proud to partner with ACDC and GBLS on addressing the essential need of stable housing for Chinatown residents.  While we work towards housing as a human right, the support from BIDMC will help us expand our work preventing displacement and empowering tenants," said Karen Chen, Executive Director of CPA.

“Particularly as the eviction crisis intensifies in the coming months, more resources are necessary to help low-income tenants stay in their homes,” said Bethany Li, Director of the Asian Outreach Unit at GBLS. “We thank BIDMC for its leadership.”

The project will expand homeownership opportunities to Chinatown residents, provide eviction prevention and engage residents in anti-displacement work, and advocate for policies that increase access to affordable housing.

This grant is one of 17 that BIDMC is making to local organizations doing impactful work in the areas of housing affordability, jobs and financial security and behavioral health. BIDMC has committed to granting $6.8 million over the next three years.

ACDC, based in Boston’s Chinatown and with programs in Quincy and Malden, has long worked to develop more affordable housing, particularly for immigrants who are at risk of displacement.

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