How to Apply for Rent Relief in New York

May 24, 2021

New York State will soon be implementing a rent relief program that will pay off debts related to COVID-19 to prevent evictions. It’s unclear when the emergency rental assistance program will start accepting applications, but according to New York’s top budget official, it could happen later this month. Tenant advocates and housing rights groups are encouraging New Yorkers to prepare their documents as they prepare to apply. Documents showing personal identification, social security numbers, proof of residence and the amount of rent will likely be required to apply. Those without a social security number, such as undocumented immigrants, can still apply to the program. City limits

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Documented wins Deadline Club 2021 award

We are pleased to announce that the co-founders of Documented Max Siegelbaum and Mazin sidahmed and radio producer Alissa Escarce won a Deadline Club award in Radio or Audio Investigative Reporting for their play “At the mercy of the courts” with Latino USA and Type Investigations. The Deadline Club said the reporting “does exactly what a great story should: it strikes the perfect balance between insightful reporting and compelling, relatable personal details.” To help our newsroom continue to bring you this award-winning content, become a member of the documented community. With this membership, you will be able to learn how we work with undocumented readers to create news that meets their needs. Subscribe to the documented community here. Learn more about our Deadline Club 2021 award here.

Japanese American Woman Tells Her Family’s Story About Her Theater Career

Miranda Cornell has always had a love of the theater, partly inspired by the story of her American-Japanese family. Cornell is now a director and grew up seeing her mother’s love for the theater. His family came from Japan in the 1920s before WWII. Cornell believes her family’s memories from that time were too distressing to be seen again, so she hasn’t learned much from their history. “I think it’s something that got lost both with this immigration movement and then through the internment camps,” she said. Still, she discovered that there was a performance of Our Town in one of the internment camps, where high school students performed behind barbed wire, and her family may have been at the camp at the same time. 12 The Bronx

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