Throughout the pandemic, Beyoncé and her foundation, BeyGOOD, has assisted those in need. The organization has provided basic needs like food, water, household supplies, and COVID-19 testing throughout Houston, in addition to providing mental health support.
The foundation didn’t stop there. They also launched the ‘BeyGOOD Small Business Impact Fund’ earlier this year, which donated $10,000 grants to 250 small businesses. Yesterday, BeyGOOD announced that they would continue to help those in need. BeyGOOD is donating $500,000 to people losing their homes due to eviction after the housing moratorium expires on December 26th.
In a statement released on BeyGOOD’s website, it states; “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. 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 economic downturn.”
The statement continued, “This holiday season, while many are stressed with what they will do next regarding their housing, we are proud to share some GOOD news. Beyoncé is giving $5K grants to individuals and families facing foreclosures or evictions.” The online application process opens on January 7, 2021, and 100 recipients will be selected to receive grants that will be disbursed in late January 2021. Round 2 will open in February. All applicants will need to send the necessary documents through the NAACP.
More information is set to be released as soon as next week.