Webinar: Effects of the COVID-19 Crisis on Undocumented Communities
We launched the Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund in early March to provide immediate and longer-term resources to vulnerable residents across Brooklyn—with a focus on communities of color who are suffering the most right now because of unjust barriers to healthcare, financial aid, and stable housing.
In the short time since, we've seen Brooklynites come together in an outpouring of support for the Fund, showing up for their neighbors in the face of uncertainty. This is a critical moment for Brooklyn—and the partnership of our supporters is an incredible asset as we face this crisis together, as a community.
As our partners, want to keep you updated on how we are working to get support where it is needed most in our borough.
Among those who are most vulnerable during this crisis are individuals and families who are undocumented—nearly 40% of the borough's population is foreign-born, and approximately 170,000 Brooklynites are undocumented.
In the video below, our President and CEO Cecilia Clarke, Program Officer Sabrina Hargrave, and Lorena Kourousias, Executive Director of Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund grantee Mixteca Organization discuss the latest on our Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund and the impact of this crisis on undocumented immigrants, and answer some questions from Foundation supporters: