Center for Disaster Philanthropy
The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a great toll on the health -- as well as the economic, social and emotional well-being -- of people in the United States. Perhaps nowhere will the impacts on individuals and families be felt more severely than in New Orleans, Miami and the state of Georgia. In these regions, the prevalence of low-wage service industry jobs and high rates of poverty, diabetes and other preexisting conditions make low-income residents and communities of color especially vulnerable to the adverse health and economic impacts of the virus.
Thanks to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s generous support of Enterprise’s Emergency Action for Resident and Partner Stability program, organizations and residents in these vulnerable regions will receive support to address immediate needs and prepare for long-term recovery. The program provides:
- Emergency grants to allow organizations to stay afloat through payroll support and other assistance, as well as meet the immediate needs (such as rent, utilities and resident services) of the families and individuals they serve.
- Immediate and long-term guidance on resilience planning and financial strategies, as well as other technical assistance and training to help community-based nonprofits remain viable.
- Support to organizations seeking critical government relief funds and other interventions that can help address residents’ and communities’ needs.
No matter when the pandemic subsides, its effects will be long-lasting, forcing us to reimagine how we create more resilient communities and ensure that our most vulnerable neighbors are supported. We are grateful to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy for joining us with its swift action to address immediate resident needs and its commitment to the recovery effort ahead.