My name is Emma, and I am a Housing Organizer with Kentucky Equal Justice Center. Housing is KEJC's newest program. It was born out of a need for legal representation for tenants being evicted during the worst days of the COVID-19 pandemic. I want to take a moment to describe what partners like you have helped our program do in support of tenants.
Many tenants at risk of eviction aren't familiar with the resources available to them. Over the last year, our team has helped 165 tenants apply for rental assistance, securing over $400,000 in resources. We've coordinated with volunteers to knock on over 4,300 doors to make sure tenants know their rights and get what they need. For some, legal assistance is essential while rental assistance application help does the job for others. We consistently show up to court to educate and empower tenants who are on the brink of eviction.
This year, our Housing team has cultivated partnerships with other tenant-focused groups. In October, we collaborated with the Black and Williams Waypoint Center and KYTenants. Together, we gathered 65 volunteers and knocked on over 1,000 doors. It's important work, and it's a great example of what happens when we come together in support of one another!
Give now! Your generosity helps Kentuckians get the resources they need and empowers them to transform the systems that oppress them! Will you join us?