ChiResFundSPACHICAGO – Hay un nuevo programa de asistencia en efectivo que otorgará soporte financiero a los residentes de Chicago que fueron excluidos del paquete de estímulo federal, anunció el senador estatal Tony Muñoz (D-Chicago).

“He escuchado las preocupaciones de los líderes comunitarios sobre cómo la población indocumentada fue excluida de los programas de ayuda federales,” dijo Muñoz. “A pesar de que este programa no incluye a todos los que quedaron fuera, es una ayuda muy necesaria para muchos.”

La Ciudad de Chicago anunció el lanzamiento del Fondo de Resiliencia de Chicago. El fondo de $5 millones fue establecido con el apoyo de un grupo de fundaciones, incluyendo a la Open Society Foundations.

The Resurrection Project, una organización sin fines de lucro que por mucho tiempo ha estado comprometida a crear mejores comunidades en Chicago, servirá como el agente fiscal líder del fondo. Para garantizar que participen la mayor cantidad posible de residentes de Chicago, The Resurrection Project convocará a un grupo diverso de organizaciones comunitarias para llegar e identificar a los hogares excluidos del paquete de alivio del estímulo federal entre los que se encuentran: Symphony of Midway, Aperion Care, Senior Suites of Bridgeport, Senior Suites of New City, Barton Senior Residence, Amor De Dios Church, National Latino Educational Institute (NLEI), United Chinatown Organization, Pilsen Neighborhood Council, Pilsen Alliance and Wings Domestic Abuse Shelter.
El fondo ofrecerá $1,000 por hogar elegible de residentes de Chicago, incluyendo a los indocumentados, familias con estatus migratorio mixto, a quienes dejaron la prisión recientemente, estudiantes de bajos recursos, adultos dependientes y personas en condición de indigencia. Las solicitudes estarán disponibles a partir del 22 de junio. Para más información y solicitar esta ayuda visite www.resurrectionproject.org/chicagofund.

ChicagoResiliencyFund FBCHICAGO – A new cash assistance program will provide financial support to Chicago residents who were excluded from federal stimulus aid, State Senator Tony Munoz (D-Chicago) announced.

“I have heard concerns from local community leaders about how our undocumented populations were left out of the federal aid programs,” Munoz said. “Even though this doesn’t include everyone that was missed, it’s some much-needed aid for many.”

The City of Chicago announced the launching of the Chicago Resiliency Fund Wednesday. The $5 million fund was established with the help of a group of funders, including Open Society Foundations.

The Resurrection Project, a longstanding nonprofit organization committed to creating healthier communities throughout Chicago, will serve as the lead fiscal agent for the fund. To ensure as many eligible Chicagoans participate as possible, The Resurrection Project will convene a diverse group of community-based organizations to conduct outreach and identify households excluded from the federal stimulus relief including: Symphony of Midway, Aperion Care, Senior Suites of Bridgeport, Senior Suites of New City, Barton Senior Residence, Amor De Dios Church, National Latino Educational Institute (NLEI), United Chinatown Organization, Pilsen Neighborhood Council, Pilsen Alliance and Wings Domestic Abuse Shelter.
The fund will provide $1,000 per household for eligible Chicagoans, including undocumented individuals, mixed-status families, those recently released from jail, low-income college students, dependent adults and people experiencing homelessness. Applications will be available beginning June 22. Find more information and apply at www.resurrectionproject.org/chicagofund.

4Munoz FBSPRINGFIELD – Assistant Majority Leader Tony Munoz (D-Chicago released the following statement after Governor JB Pritzker signed the Fiscal Year 21 budget, found in Senate Bill 264, providing funding for services that will put Illinois on the road to recovery from the health and economic stresses caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.

“Our immigrant communities were left with little to no support under federal aid packages as the Trump administration chose to ignore their needs. I applaud my colleagues and Governor Pritzker for increasing funding for immigrant welcoming centers and expanding Medicaid to cover undocumented seniors.

“Our small businesses will see support from $600 million in grants dedicated to helping them rebuild, including funds set aside for underserved communities. This budget also provides rent and mortgage assistance, and helps deliver important healthcare services.

“We won’t stop here. Young people continue to protest against inequities in our communities, and we need to answer their call. Latino communities in my district need violence intervention services, protection against environmental racism and more investments in economic development.”

munoz060320CHICAGO – As thousands protest for justice in the murder of George Floyd, Chicago has seen destruction and violence that is causing division in many communities. Assistant Majority Leader Tony Munoz, a former Chicago police officer, released the following statement in response to days of unrest:

“I became a police officer in response to the violence I saw in our neighborhoods when I was growing up. Policing is supposed to be about protecting people and creating a better future for our young people. That’s not what I saw in the images of George Floyd’s murder, and that’s not what I stand for.

“There are people in the neighborhoods I represent who are afraid that they will be attacked or their business will be destroyed by people who are hijacking this moment for personal gain. I won’t stand for that either.

“This is a time to unite and start to heal from decades of mistreatment and neglect. I am committed to working with my colleagues to bring about the changes those fighting for our communities want to see.”

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