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State of our Immigrant City, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) Annual Report for Calendar Year 2020

Date Enacted: April 2020
Country: United States
Region: North America

In order “[t]o address economic barriers and deep gaps in the inclusion of immigrants in COVID-19 relief and crisis response efforts, MOIA [Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs] partnered with the Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC to create the NYC [New York City] COVID-19 Immigrant Emergency Relief Fund (IERF).” The program, with a “$20 million donation by Open Society Foundations (OSF) . . . provided direct monetary support for immigrant workers and their families who were ineligible for federal direct relief through the CARES bill or unemployment insurance.” Approximately “76,000 New Yorkers impacted by COVID-19, over a third of whom are children” were helped by the program.