*This program is hosted by our partner, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), who has extended an invitation to PNY members. Space is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.*
No one should be denied support because of their loved ones’ immigration status. Yet a newly introduced regulation from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) would force U.S. citizen children and their families out of public housing if any member lacked legal status.
Current law already prorates housing subsidies for “mixed-status” families so that ineligible immigrants do not receive federal housing subsides, but this radical new change would block all such families from public housing, forcing some to choose between housing or keeping their family together. In fact, a recent HUD analysis shows that more then 55,000 children could be affected and be at risk of experiencing homelessness under this proposed rule.
This shift, along with recent proposals to radically rewrite the “public charge” rule, is part of a series of policies that have targeted immigrants, especially those with limited means. The comment period on this regulation has already begun and philanthropy’s role in opposing this rule is crucial.
- The proposed change and how community-based leaders are responding
- How philanthropy can leverage its voice through comments on the regulation and grantmaking as part of the campaign against this harmful proposal
- Karlo Ng, Supervising Attorney, National Housing Law Project
- Lauren Bennett (Co-Moderator), Director of Communications, Funders Together to End Homelessness
- Aryah Somers Landsberger (Co-Moderator), Vice President of Programs, GCIR
All interested funders. Please note that calls are open to GCIR members, other grantmaking institutions, philanthropic advisors, and members and staff of funder affinity groups and regional associations of grantmakers. (Participation is limited to organizations that share GCIR’s core values.)
Registration is required by May 28th
Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Dial-in and webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.
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