“This is the worst economic crisis the United States has seen in generations. […] If nothing else changes and evictions continue as normal, then this public health crisis will turn into a full-blown homelessness crisis.”–Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Glimmers of hope are appearing in unexpected places. It flickers in hearts and minds long darkened by disillusionment and despair. Will this country and its people finally be willing to wrestle with the twisted lie of racial superiority that has deformed our consciousness and culture for hundreds of years? Is the accumulation of horrors and righteous disgust with the status quo enough to propel us to overcome our persistent denial about the scale and intensity of racial injustice in this country? In unexpected places, people dare to hope.
The undocumented in our community carry out many jobs that bring quality and ease to our everyday lives. Though they work exceptionally hard and fill vital roles, they tend to be underappreciated, undersupported, and underheard. In the current COVID environment, they and their families are also now at risk of being underfed. Even if they … Continue reading Stock the Cupboards – Abastecer los Armarios
If the Peninsula Health Care District proceeds with its current plans for the redevelopment of the old Peninsula Hospital site, the community will have lost out on a unique opportunity to extract as much affordability as we might have. Of the 475 senior homes planned, 184 — approximately 39% — are to be designated as “affordable.” However, these affordable units are becoming less and less affordable by the day.
Here is some useful, time-sensitive information on California’s disaster relief assistance for immigrants:
Applications are first come, first served. So act quickly!
A continuación ofrecemos un resumen de los recursos disponibles para las personas que han sido impactadas económicamente por COVID-19, poniendo hincapié en aquellos recursos que pudieran ser de mayor utilidad para los inquilinos del Condado de San Mateo. Esta no es una lista completa y la disponibilidad de los recursos cambia con frecuencia. ¡Haremos lo posible por mantener esta lista al día! Para informes adicionales, favor de consultar también la página web del Condado de San Mateo dedicada a COVID-19.