Earlier this week, you met Damarys – a mother who worked with Brooklyn A to prevent the foreclosure of her home in East New York, Brooklyn, where she lives with her daughters.
We recently touched base with Damarys to see how she and her family are coping during the COVID-19 pandemic.
First and foremost, Damarys are her daughters are healthy. Her family is finding joy and comfort in doing projects around their home – an asset that they hold tight because they almost lost it. She is grateful that the Head Start program where she works has moved to remote operations. She can continue seeing her “little ones” and earning an income to afford mortgage payments and necessities.
Damarys is concerned about the wellbeing of her daughter, who works in a factory in Brooklyn, as well as her older mother, who is at a higher risk for contracting COVID-19. Her faith and frequent phone calls with her family, who are separated due to COVID-19, keeps her hopeful that they will get through this crisis.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a moratorium on foreclosures. But what will happen when the moratorium on foreclosure is lifted? The communities we serve will not have the cash to pay the months owed. Brooklyn A is informing homeowners of their rights and working with them plan ahead to save their homes, a place of crucial safety and a long-term asset. This afternoon, we are hosting a Know-Your-Rights Town Hall for homeowners . We have also prepared a FAQ sheet for homeowners during COVID-19.
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