2020 Covid Response Grants
Grantee Organizations: House of Tulip and Power Coalition for Equality and Justice
With support from Convergence Partnership, House of Tulip provided zero-barrier housing to trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) people in need of safe housing and advocated for housing and employment protections for TGNC community members in New Orleans. Power Coalition updated and advocated for the Roadmap to Recovery: People-Centered Policy Solutions to the Covid-19 Crisis in anticipation of a new stimulus in 2021. This policy agenda included advocating for voter protections, decarceration and bail-out efforts, meal provision through church partnerships, housing protections, and mitigating the compounding impacts of climate disasters amidst the pandemic–the kind of long-term reforms needed to build and sustain a more equitable and just society in Louisiana.
House of Tulip
House of Tulip is a community land trust that creates housing solutions for transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) people. They are developing community programming, short and long-term housing solutions, and pathways to homeownership for the TGNC community in New Orleans, starting with one multi-family property and a community center.
Power Coalition for Equality and Justice
Power Coalition for Equality and Justice is a coalition of community-based organizations that work together to educate and empower voters and increase civic engagement across Louisiana, with a focus on communities of color. Through voter engagement and community organizing work, Power Coalition seeks to unify collective voices into a stronger, more cohesive force that can successfully advocate for an agenda of shared values and issues.