In 2020, Beyoncé partnered with the NAACP to announce a housing relief initiative for those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The BeyGOOD Foundation announced the official launch of the housing support grant program Thursday on Instagram.
Those experiencing housing instability due to COVID-19 are invited to visit the NAACP website, where applications for housing assistance grants are currently being accepted.
A statement on the application reads: “The NAACP is committed to helping ensure African Americans maintain their wealth and financial security during this unprecedented time of COVID-19. We are partnering with BeyGOOD to provide one hundred grants up to $5,000 each to families who are delinquent in their home mortgage or rental payments.”
In December, the BeyGOOD Foundation teased the upcoming program, promising there will be a second round of applications accepted in February. According to Instagram, grants for round one will be disbursed in late January.
Beyoncé launched the BeyGOOD foundation in 2013 “to inspire people to be kind, to be charitable and to #BeyGood to themselves, to others, to the community, and to our world”. She went on to receive recognition for her philanthropy, including being named the Most Charitable Celebrity of 2016 by DoSomething.org, according to US Magazine.
During a trying year that left many grappling with loss during a global pandemic, Beyoncé continued to expand her humanitarian work. The megastar donated $6 million through the BeyGOOD Foundation to help those in dire need of mental health treatment due to COVID-19 in April of 2020. The 39-year-old philanthropist also celebrated her birthday (early) by partnering with the NAACP to contribute $1 million to Black-owned businesses struggling to stay afloat because of coronavirus restrictions in July.
Applications for the BeyGOOD Impact Fund will be accepted until Thursday, January 21, at 11:59 p.m. EST. To learn more, visit NAACP.org.