The Workers Defense Project has launched a UndocuWorker Fund to financially help those left out of state and federal programs.
The Undocumented Workers Fund was created to bring financial assistance in the form of a small grant to a group of workers that is the backbone of the service industry. Undocumented workers are unable to apply for many of the grants that have been created to help those in the service industry during this time of crisis.
USBG’s Meals and Activities Calendar
The United States Bartenders Guild has put together a Service Industry Professionals Calendar of free or discounted meals and health and wellness classes. All services are no questions asked.
ImmSchools creates a supportive net for immigrant and undocumented communities in K-12 schools by 1) partnering with educators to establish schools as safe havens, a Constitutional Right; 2) empowering families as leaders and embracing students as change agents, and 3) advocating for immigrant friendly policies within the K-12 system. They also provide a wealth of information for Families including mental health, legal services, and know your rights.
Immigrants authorized to work under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program may be able to qualify for unemployment benefits if they meet other eligibility requirements. For more information, visit the Texas Workforce Commission or call 1-800-939-6631
DACA recipients and those who recently gained legal status could also qualify for help under the “Pandemic Employment Assistance” in the federal stimulus package. That assistance is meant to help workers who don’t qualify for unemployment benefits, but still require work authorization. Check out the details HERE.
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WORRIED ABOUT EVICTION? WE GOT YOU.
We know a lot of you have lost jobs and taken pay cuts. Rent is due in two days, and some of you just don’t have it for timely payment. We know you’re stressed, and we want help. The Texas Supreme Court has placed a moratorium on evictions until April 19th and Dallas County has one that lasts until May 18th. See link below to another post I made with details. Hopefully this gives you some time to get cash from government stimulus payments and unemployment (and hopefully new jobs) to make the back rent before the end of the moratorium.
We have over 50 DFW volunteer lawyers (and growing) on standby to answer your questions about your rights to remain in your home for now. If you’re concerned about getting evicted this week because you can’t make rent, you’re not alone.
Email us at [email protected]. I’ll get your questions to one of our volunteer lawyers, and they will reach out to you to answer your questions and get you the help you need (apologies for the email step…we’ve just gotten so many requests, I needed a central repository for requests so I don’t miss anyone).
These services are 100% pro bono (absolutely free). So please don’t hesitate to send that email.
Best of luck everyone. Stay safe out there.
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