Congresswoman Velázquez Secures $750,000 In Federal Funds For Communities Resist




Brooklyn, NY



Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) secured earmarks to fund community projects in New York’s 7th Congressional District as a part of H.R. 2471: The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022. Under the bill, Communities Resist and 9 other local initiatives will receive federal funding.

The need for this work has exponentially grown since COVID-19 hit New York City’s low-income communities of color who not only experience the highest rates of sickness and death from COVID-19, but have historically been underserved, especially in housing. These resources from this year’s appropriations bill won by Congresswoman Velázquez will allow Communities Resist to support the people who need it most.

“With the COVID-19 pandemic taking a deep toll on our most vulnerable communities, it was especially important that in crafting this bill, we made sure federal dollars reach the organizations and initiatives on the ground that are helping to support working families,” said Velázquez. “Communities Resist’s tenant advocacy is critical for all residents, but more so for those who cannot secure legal assistance. Under this $750,000 grant, Communities Resist will be able direct vital legal services and tenant education efforts to underserved families in North Brooklyn.”