Right now, individuals and families are rapidly running out of funds for housing.
The Southern Arizona community is in urgent need of assistance during this difficult time of quarantine, job loss and health concerns.
From International Rescue Committee (IRC):
“A couple with four children found themselves in need of help when the husband lost his job due to COVID and applied for unemployment benefits. His unemployment benefits were denied and he has appealed but is yet to hear if he will receive help. The family received only a partial stimulus check and, according to IRS guidelines, will not receive the full amount until next year. The family used part of their stimulus money to pay rent, utilities, and other costs in April. They used the rest of their stimulus check to pay part of their rent for the month of May but needed help paying the remainder. The IRC was able to help them with this partial payment and will work with the family until they are stable again."
From Valley Assistance Service in Green Valley:
"A couple, who had been working for a local restaurant in Tubac, were laid off of work when the restaurant had to close. Only one of them has received an unemployment check and the other is still waiting to receive theirs. Neither of them has received a stimulus check. This couple isn’t used to receiving support from the community and were very grateful to get help paying their rent for the month of May.”
COVID-19 Fund has gone directly towards helping supply our partner agencies with housing and rental assistance to be distributed to the individuals and families most in need, including the families above.