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March 19, 2020

Petition to the Arlington County Board Asking for $10 million for More Rental Housing Grants and Emergency Food Help for Arlington Residents Facing Eviction and Hunger Owing to Coronavirus

Affordable Housing,hunger — @ 11:53 am

Please sign our petition below–to sign go to:     http://chng.it/mxbFRgLNmg

Arlington Greens have initiated this petition to the Arlington County Board, Arlington Virginia, asking them to approve $10 million to provide $9 million in emergency housing (rental) grants and $1 million for emergency grocery gift cards for Arlington residents who have lost their income because of the coronavirus and face possible eviction and hunger.

Arlington County’s housing grants program today helps about 1,200 low income rental households.   We propose that the county board add $9 million to this rental grants program to pay all or some of the rent that lower income Arlington renters face owing to loss of their jobs or incomes because of the virus.

About 55 percent of Arlington residents are renters; 70,000 Arlington renters earn under 60-percent area median income (under $50,000 yearly for a single person), and many of these renters have no paid sick leave, and/or work in businesses that will close or are closed with the virus.   Many will need help.

The Arlington Department of Human Services (DHS) can easily give out these rental vouchers and emergency grocery gift cards to Arlington residents who are facing dire financial hardship owing to loss of their job or income because of the virus.   The amount of the rental voucher and amount of grocery gift amount would vary depending on the financial need of the household.

 

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August 2, 2013

Green film fest on hunger documentary on July 31: Great success

hunger — @ 11:20 am

Green film fest july 31 2013 pic1We raised $164, and collected 65 pounds of food collected to be divided jointly between ASPAN and AFAC. Leftover cookies went to AFAC. Thank you to AFAC and ASPAN staff and supporters for attending.

The film shown was the documentary A Place at the Table, a film produced and narrated by Jeff Bridges, that deals with today’s hunger in America and what can be done to eliminate hunger among the 50 million people. http://www.magpictures.com/aplaceatthetable/

We had approximately 24-26 people in attendance. Some gave ideas of how to reach others for our next event. One participant expressed and interest in coming to our next Arlington Greens meeting!

For our first Green Fest film shown in Arlington, we had a nice turn out concerning late July is a time when many people are on vacation or uninterested in community events of any sort. People got to talk about an important issue and get to know some nice Greens.

Sandra Hernandez organized our first film showing for Arlington Greens. We would like to than First Presbyterian Church of Arlington for providing space and publicity for the film.

We want to give a shout out to our dear friend Malissa who pulled all the bits and pieces of our ideas together. She was very organized and calm and thought of many things we failed to consider.

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