The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into blinding light the systemic inequities our community faces while exacerbating these challenges. Now more than ever, we demand that the NYC Council be responsive to the needs of our community and ensure that cost-saving does not impact the well-being of the most vulnerable.
Despite these indicators, in fiscal year 2020, Asian-led and serving organizations only received 4.37% of City Council discretionary dollars and less than 1.5% of social service contract dollars. Asian-led organizations provide the most effective, culturally-competent, and language accessible services and have the most impact on addressing the needs of our community. As the challenges our community faces is intensified by the COVID-19 crisis, these services are even more critical.
The City needs to invest in language accessible programs that serve the most vulnerable groups in New York City. Chhaya’s mission to build the housing stability and economic well-being of our community members is essential work.
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