Funds can be used for personal protective equipment, childcare costs, travel costs to receive testing, among other actions U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson last week announced that his department will allocate $685 million in COVID-19 relief funding to help low-income Americans residing in public housing....
By Crusader Staff As new data shows over 40 percent of the state’s coronavirus infections are in nursing homes, Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson (District 1) and community leaders held a news conference Wednesday, May 6, to call on the county, state and federal government to implement a “Save Our...
By Keith Chambers Auburn Gresham, Chatham and West Pullman continue to have the highest number of COVID-19 cases among Chicago’s Black neighborhoods, according to data provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Those same neighborhoods have the highest number of COVID-19 deaths behind South Shore, according to the Cook County...
By Isi Frank Ativie The Black community has shown resiliency through epic socioeconomic catastrophes in this nation for over four centuries. But in the last two months, local businesses in Black America have been impacted more than ever before with the emergence of the COVID-19 virus. The restaurant industry has...
By Samantha Latson Loud cries and chants filled downtown Chicago streets, voices of a new generation lifting toward the skyscrapers in this town where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once marched for freedom and equality, which for African Americans nationwide remains an American dream. “Say their names,” protestors chanted. “Breonna Taylor,...
By Rob Elgas adn ABC7 Digital Team Chicago has issued an emergency travel order requiring anyone coming to the city from states experiencing a surge in COVID-19 infections to quarantine for 14 days. https://twitter.com/chicagosmayor/status/1278806157709066241?s=20 The order takes effect on Monday, July 6, for travelers from the following states: Alabama Arkansas Arizona California ...
CARES Act provides additional funding to public housing authorities The Housing Authority of the City of Gary Indiana was among the 49 public housing authorities (PHAs) located in Indiana to share in $5.3 million of CARES Act funding. The announcement was recently made by the U.S. Department of Housing and...
By Stephanie Gadlin Special to the Crusader Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night may be able to slow the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), but federal cuts, a reduction in its workforce and an ineradicable pandemic have caused delays in mail delivery that has brought the service to...
WASHINGTON – In the interim emergency relief package that was recently signed into law and replenished the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) with $310 billion, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, led the fight to target $60 billion of those funds towards small, minority, and women...
State Representative La Shawn K. Ford (D-CH) and Grammy Award Nominee Twista will continue their prison tour to Sheridan Correctional Center on Father’s Day Sunday, June 21, 2020 @ 10:30 a.m. to advocate for a multitude of reforms. Ford’s visit will be for staff support, delivery of crucial COVID-19...