The singer announced on his website on Tuesday that people can apply for grants starting January 7, 2021. The grant will be sent to 100 people selected in late January.
The press release said: “Beyoncé will continue to provide support and help where it is most needed. Now, the second phase of the BeyGOOD Impact Fund will help those affected by the housing crisis.”
The press release said: “The housing ban is set to end on December 26, which will result in foreclosure and rent eviction. Many families are affected because the pandemic has caused unemployment, illness and overall economic downturn.”
According to the analysis of census data by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, it is estimated that the 9.2 million tenants who lost income during the pandemic lag behind rent.
Once the suspension is lifted, many of these renters will be expected to repay the full rent or propose some kind of payment plan with the landlord, otherwise they may lose their homes.
Those applying for grants must submit the necessary documents to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) before the deadline.
This is not the first step for Beyoncé to help communities hurt by the pandemic.
BeyGOOD has partnered with NAACP to support small businesses owned by blacks affected by the pandemic and has so far provided 250 businesses in grants of $10,000.
In May, she and her mother Tina Knowles-Lawson established a Covid-19 mobile testing site in their hometown of Houston, Texas. She also worked with Jack Dorsey’s Start Small Fund to donate $6 million in April to alleviate the coronavirus.