When the pandemic began Beyoncé’s charitable foundation BeyGOOD helped small businesses by providing $10,000 grants to 250 small businesses in addition to providing water, food, supplies, COVID-19 testing and mental health support to communities in need. Today, BeyGOOD has announced that the foundation will now help families facing eviction.
“Beyoncé is continuing her heart of support and helping where needed most. Phase Two of the BeyGOOD Impact Fund will now help those impacted by the housing crisis,” read the statement released by the organization. “The housing moratorium is set to end on December 26th, resulting in mortgage foreclosures and rental evictions. Many families are impacted, due to the pandemic that resulted in job loss, sickness and overall economy downturn.”
Families will be able to submit necessary paperwork to the NAACP alongside an online application that opens Jan. 7. 100 total recipients will be selected for $5,000 grants that will be disbursed late January.
A second round of applications will open in February.