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In response to evictions, the NAACP provides housing assistance to local Black families.

WMBF – FLORENCE, S.C. As evictions remain a concern for Black families, the Florence branch of the NAACP is assisting individuals in need with housing stability programmes at new pop-up locations.

 

The NAACP staff reported a rise in the number of people in need of assistance with housing stability or rent payments. The group has received 50 assistance requests from families in only three weeks.

 

The South Carolina United Way Association recently awarded a grant to the state NAACP branch to operate pop-up locations for rental and eviction assistance. On Saturday, one of the places was in Florence.

 

Studies reveal that Black tenants have the highest average rates of eviction filings and eviction judgments despite the lack of national statistics.

 

Despite the fact that there are a number of causes for this, researchers think the COVID-19 epidemic has worsened the situation and exacerbated the gap for years to come.

 

The Florence branch president of the NAACP, Jerry Keith Jr., expects that these services will help families in need.

 

We’ve noticed that the numbers have increased as a result of COVID, he added. Inhabitants are being evicted. The entire nation has seen it. People are being relocated as a result of the housing and renting crisis. The number of homeless persons is growing. It’s a problem that requires immediate attention.

 

Through December, the services will be offered every Monday, Friday, and Saturday.

For updates, check WMBF News regularly.

 

 

Udit Ghosh

Udit Ghosh is a Journalist at Flaunt Weekly.

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