Thank you for joining us for our virtual Nonprofit Community Conversation. Below are the resources shared during the virtual conversation on March 15, 2021.

Check out Courageous Conversations with Pastor Phil Davis and his conversation with some Jessica Ortiz, Jill Pereira, and Jared Mast of the SRT, highlighting our work: www.wlvt.org/television/courageous-conversations

Vaccine Information: 
 
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Lehigh County Rental Assistance Program:

COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP):
Grants will be awarded for the purpose of alleviating revenue losses and/or paying for eligible operating expenses. Click here to view the flyer.

Northampton County Community Mediation and Eviction Diversion Program:
Click here to view the flyer for more information on this program.

Application for Emergency Rental Assistance Prorgam:

North Penn Legal has detailed the current protections for renters: www.northpennlegal.org/blog/covid-19-housing-resources
 
CDC Declaration on the eviction moratorium in place through March 31: www.pacourts.us
 
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Questions from chat:
  • With the March 31st deadline quickly approaching for evictions, can you please elaborate on the extra strain it will put on shelters and how we can help prepare for it?
  • Northampton county’s program is focused on diverting evictions and preventing people from becoming homeless, some funds for rapid re-housing
  • What are the current efforts to get the word out on housing programs in the community?
  • Money from the state has the tight deadline – potential to advocate with legislators. (Deadline is June 15). Potentially creating talking points about how to present extending the deadline to legislators. North Penn Legal Services is making flyers and dispersing all the info to magistrates throughout the counties
  • What other ways outside housing assistance websites are PPL getting the information?
  • Distributing flyers to community partners in English and Spanish. Northampton County set up through housing navigators to help take an all-inclusive look at what the needs are.
  • Any potential use of video content to show process directed towards renters or landlords?
  • Lehigh County is scheduling ‘official openings’ through media channels for next week. Lycan Media offering to help with video production. NorthPenn developing workshops/powerpoints that walk through the application steps. 
COVID-19 Community Conversation

Monday, March 29, 2021
4 - 5:30 p.m.

Join the weekly COVID-19 Community Conversation via Zoom. Information will be shared from area experts and organizations bringing updates regarding resources and important community efforts.
Celebration of Caring

Thursday, April 15, 2021
12 - 1 p.m.

Please join UWGLV and Campaign Chairs J.B. and Kathleen Reilly virtually for an hour of inspiration and hope as we recognize our donors, volunteers and community partners during a virtual Celebration of Caring event.
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