Beyoncé BeyGOOD Charity Is Donating Close To Half A Million Pounds For An Important Cause

Ata Owaji Victor
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Photo credit: Mike Coppola - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mike Coppola - Getty Images

From ELLE

Beyoncé's charity has launched a housing assistance fund for families who are facing eviction and housing issues due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

On Tuesday, the 39-year-old philanthropist announced via her website that her BeyGOOD organisation will be giving out $5,000 grants (approximately £3,723) to 100 individuals and families facing foreclosure or eviction during the health crisis.

The charity released a press release about the fund, noting that its workers empathised with the stress of the festive season regarding housing.

A except of the statement reads:

'When faced with the pandemic caused by COVID-19, BeyGOOD created a plan to make a difference. We assisted organisations across the country that were providing people with basic needs like food, water, household supplies and COVID testing. We also provided mental health support. We then launched our BeyGOOD Small Business Impact fund and to date over 250 small businesses have received $10k grants.'

'Beyonce 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. The housing moratorium is set to end on December 26, 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.'

'#BeyGOOD. Keep the Faith. Remain in Hope. Together we can all Help,' Beyoncé's post on social media about the fund concluded.

US citizens hoping to be granted financial assistance from the singer's charity are instructed to submit applications from January 7 2021.

According to the charity, the first wave of funds will see 100 recipients selected and notified of their grants in late January, while a second round of funding will be available in February.

The news comes days before the US' federal eviction and foreclosure moratorium was due to expire on December 26.

The moratorium was introduced in March 2020 as a housing relief initiative for all dwellers living in houses with federally backed mortgages, meaning they wouldn't be foreclosed or evicted for not paying bills during the pandemic. Its extension was extended earlier this month and will last until January 2021, reports Forbes.

Earlier this year, Bey's charity also launched the Small Business Impact fund, which has given out $10,000 (£ 7,492)grants to over 250 small businesses.

Beyoncé and her charity have supported a multitude of impactful outreach and political initiatives during the pandemic, including the call for the end of police brutality during the re-energised Black Lives Matter and #EndSars movements earlier this year.

Please contact housing support resources such as Bectu, Shelter and Citizen Advice for more information on how to find help in the UK.

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