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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

波士頓代市長Kim Janey撥款100萬資助未領紓困金家庭

 珍妮市長為不符合聯邦新冠病毒直接救濟資格的家庭

撥款一百萬美元 

家庭可申請高達1000美元的現金援助

波士頓代市長Kim Janey。(檔案照片)
(波士頓市政府中文新聞稿) 波士頓 —— 市長金·珍妮、波士頓市公平與包容內閣(Equity and Inclusion Cabinet),以及市長移民發展服務辦公室(Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement)授予麻省移民合作組織(MIC)一百萬美元的資金,用於支援之前沒有資格獲得聯邦新冠病毒紓困金的波士頓居民。MIC會以現金援助的方式將此資金分發給有需要的家庭,不論移民身份。

「對移民社區的公平與包容是本政府的核心價值觀。在新冠病毒疫情期間,本市一些最弱勢的居民,其中不乏許多必要行業員工,沒有能夠從聯邦政府那裡獲得他們需要的幫助,」市長金·珍妮聲稱。「此項財務支援 將公平幫助所有居民恢復經濟 。」

此波士頓市款項自於聯邦政府《美國救援計劃法案》(ARPA)為恢復因新冠病毒影響的經濟而提供.。符合資格的波士頓家庭可申請高達1000美元的現金援助,直至聯邦資金用盡為止。大約1200 戶有需要的家庭可獲益於此紓困金。

「因為疫情,很多家庭難以支付房租、購買雜貨或是回去上班。在我們努力實現平等經濟復甦的過程中,通過幫助家庭獲得他們需要的東西,確保不會進一步擴大貧富差距,」公平與包容內閣負責人Celina Barrios-Millner聲稱。

「自疫情開始以來,麻省移民合作組織一直透過緊急現金援助、食物及服務直接幫助移民家庭。我們的員工親眼目睹了移民家庭面臨的挑戰以及他們表現出的勇氣。對於珍妮市長及波士頓市在此關鍵時刻為幫助家庭而提供的資源,我們表示衷心的感謝,」MIC指導委員會成員 Patricia SobalvarroNatalicia TracyRonnie Millar聲稱。

MIC將根據波士頓居民身份、家庭收入、直接獲得聯邦COVID-19救濟福利的機會,以及財務需求來評估申請資格。現金援助將根據申請人的經濟狀況按比例給出。若想索取一份申請表,請致電(617) 804-0887 電郵msmith@riancenter.org聯絡Mia Smith

MAYOR JANEY GRANTS $1 MILLION

FOR FAMILIES NOT ELIGIBLE FOR DIRECT FEDERAL COVID-19 RELIEF

 

Families can apply for up to $1,000 in cash aid

 

BOSTON - Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - Mayor Kim Janey, the City of Boston Equity and Inclusion Cabinet, and the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement are awarding $1 million dollars to the Massachusetts Immigrant Collaborative (MIC) to support Boston residents who were not eligible for federal COVID-19 relief benefits. MIC will distribute the funds as cash assistance to families in need, regardless of immigration status. 

 

“Equity and inclusion for our immigrant neighbors is a core value of my administration. During the COVID-19 pandemic, some of our City’s most vulnerable residents, many of them essential workers, have not been able to receive the help they needed from the federal government,” said Mayor Kim Janey. “This financial support helps us work toward an equitable recovery for all.”

 

The funds come from federal dollars granted to the City of Boston in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for coronavirus recovery efforts. Eligible Boston households can apply for up to $1,000 in cash aid until funding is exhausted. Approximately 1,200 households in need will benefit from this pandemic relief grant.

 

“Because of the pandemic some households are struggling to pay rent, buy groceries, and get back to work. As we work towards an equitable recovery, we need to make sure economic disparities do not widen by helping families get what they need,” said Equity and Inclusion Chief Celina Barrios-Millner.

 

“The Massachusetts Immigrant Collaborative has been directly helping immigrant families since the start of this pandemic with emergency cash, food and services. Our staff see firsthand the challenges and courage of immigrant families. We are deeply grateful to Mayor Janey and the City of Boston for these resources to help families during this critical time,” said MIC Steering Committee members Patricia Sobalvarro, Natalicia Tracy and Ronnie Millar.

 

MIC will evaluate applications based on Boston residency, household income, access to direct federal COVID-19 relief benefits, and financial need. Cash aid will be given in proportion to the applicant’s economic situation. To request an application, call (617) 804-0887 or email Mia Smith at msmith@riancenter.org.

 

Read this press release in 中文 (Chinese), Kreyòl ayisyen (Haitian Creole), Português (Portuguese), Español (Spanish), and Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese).

 

About the Equity and Inclusion Cabinet

 

The Equity and Inclusion Cabinet actively works to align the City’s plans and policies through a unified equity lens by dismantling systemic policy and process barriers to advancement. The Cabinet plans to put in place institutional change, both inside and outside of City Hall, through local and national partnerships.

 

About the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement

 

The Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement (MOIA) strives to strengthen the ability of immigrants to fully and equitably participate in economic, civic, social, and cultural life in Boston. MOIA also promotes the recognition and public understanding of the contributions of immigrants to the City. To learn more, visit boston.gov/immigrants.

 

About the Massachusetts Immigrant Collaborative

 

Formed in response to the pandemic, the Massachusetts Immigrant Collaborative (MIC) is a diverse group of 15 immigrant support organizations that provide emergency relief to Massachusetts’s most vulnerable immigrant families. Partner organizations in Boston include: Agencia ALPHA, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC), Boston International Newcomers Academy (BINcA), Brazilian Worker Center, Caribbean Youth Club, Centro Presente, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, ICNA Relief, Immigrant Family Services Institute (IFSI), Rian Immigrant Center, and Sociedad Latina.

 

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