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ECCF Announces Eighth Round of Grants from COVID-19 Response Fund
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Essex County COVID-19 Response Fund
ECCF has awarded the eighth round of grants from its Essex County COVID-19 Response Fund, established in March to support nonprofits on the frontlines of the pandemic response.
This eighth round of grants – which totals $590,000 – is made entirely possible by the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund. The money was awarded to six nonprofit organizations to provide rent relief to families and individuals that face a loss of housing due to the economic impacts of COVID-19.
“There is so much uncertainty swirling around what is going to happen to people who can’t afford their rent,” said Carol Lavoie Schuster, ECCF’s Vice President for Grants, Nonprofits and Donor Services.
“Housing affordability and instability was a major issue for so many residents of Essex County before the pandemic hit and, like many other inequities exposed in the last few months, COVID-19 has exacerbated it.”