As a result of COVID-19 many families have lost their jobs, we want to make sure that they don't lose their homes as well.
Many families lost income due to the economic effects of COVID-19. Certain states have yet to adopt rent moratorium practices. As a result, families who cannot pay their rent are now at risk of being evicted. So New Story created a campaign to stop that from happening: PayTheirRent.Org - A crowdfunding platform that allows individuals to pay a portion of a family's rent. We then partner with local organizations using our original mobile technology to help them find and vet families who are the most at risk and will benefit the most from this assistance.
More info here: https://newstorycharity.org/the-neighborhood/
What is the need are you focusing on?
We are trying to address critical housing needs for families who have lost income due to COVID-19. We have learned that in emergency response, often government programs do not reach the most vulnerable families. In this case, after having many conversations with experts and practitioners in the federal, state, and municipal governments and organizations in the sector, we learned that the two most vulnerable populations are 1) families living in extended-stay motels and hotels who are not protected by the eviction moratorium and 2) refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants who have not yet received a social security number.