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Dr. Muñoz & Rep. Felix call for Rent Relief Clinics

Community organizations like the George Wiley Center, Direct Action for Rights and Equality, and the RI Center for Justice are trying to reduce these barriers, but they can’t do it alone. If we want to reach communities of color, and others who are facing economic hardship, then we must be creative and intentional, which is why we are proposing that the state create equity-focused Eviction Moratorium Clinics.

Modeled after the successful equity-focused COVID-19 vaccination clinics, Eviction Moratorium Clinics could provide accessible places for individuals and families to get information about rent relief options and sit down with a trained volunteer to apply for help right away.

We must meet people where they are, by partnering with trusted community organizations who understand the cultures, languages, and technology needs that exist throughout Rhode Island communities, and work quickly to overcome them.

Read the full co-authored opinion article by Dr. Luis Daniel Muñoz and Representative Leonela Felix, Esq

 

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