Help 2 Families Stay in Corona, QNS

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Help Two Immigrant Families Stay In Their Neighborhood of Corona, Queens

We are a group of anti-gentrification activists and tenant organizers in Queens and we are trying to prevent the displacement of two immigrant families from their long-time neighborhood of Corona, Queens.  We need your help to make sure they are able to stay in Corona.

The two families are related and have lived above the space occupied by IMI Corona for the past 11 years.  IMI Corona, a valued community center and refuge for immigrant families, recently received word that they have to leave the space where they have built a strong connection to the surrounding community.  Just like IMI Corona, the two families above the space also suddenly received notices that stated they had until August 31st to move out or face going to housing court.

IMI Corona and the two families are being evicted by the same landlord, Robert Gans, who has a 17 building real-estate portfolio that includes Metropolitan Lumber & Hardware, the old Scores strip club and a dozen other commercial buildings in Corona and Astoria, one of which houses a senior center that is also being evicted. 

With August 31st fast approaching, the two families have been searching for affordable apartments to move into.  This has been made difficult by the wave of gentrification that has swept Western Queens and has caused rents in Corona to soar.  The donations collected through this campaign will help the two families pay for part of their security deposits or brokers’ fees—the total being split between the two families.

You can read IMI Corona’s public statement on the news they have to move out of their current space by clicking on this link:

IMI Corona public statement 

Thank you and please share this with others so that we can meet our goal.

In solidarity.

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Evitemos que el aburguesamiento expulse a las familias de Corona -- Necesitamos su ayuda!

Nosotros somos un grupo de activistas en Queens y estamos luchando en contra del desplazamiento con fines de mantener a estas dos familias en Corona. Estas familias inmigrantes han vivido en Corona por 11 años y están siendo expulsadas por su dueño de casa. Necesitamos de urguencia recaudir fondos.  

IMI Corona es un espacio muy valorado en Queens y sirve como un centro communitario e un refugio para inmigrantes. Hace poco IMI Corona fue notificado que tendrá quedesalojar del espacio muy pronto. Tal como a IMI Corona a las familias tambien le dieron una fecha del 31 de Agosto para desalojarse o ir al tribunal de viviendas. 

IMI Corona y las dos familias están siendo desalojadas por el mismo dueño de casa, Robert Gans, quien es dueño de 17 edificios incluyendo Metropolitan Lumber & Hardware, un strip club Scores NY, y otra docena de edificios comerciales en Corona y Astoria. Uno de esos edificios es un asilo de la tercera edad lo cual tambien esta siendo desalojado. 

Con el 31 de Agosto en unos cuantos dias las familias han estado desesperadamente buscando departamentos asequibles sin suerte. En si esta busqueda por viviendas asequibles en Queens es parte de una ola de aburguesamiento que esta arrasando con la ciudad de Nueva York. Las donaciones seran colectadas a medio de esta campagna virtual lo cual sera compartido entre las dos familias. La plata recaudida ira a pagar el deposito de seguro y para un "brokers' fee". 

Usted puede leer el testimonio de IMI Corona acerca de la situacion aqui:

Testimonio pública de IMI Corona 

Se le agradece mucho! Favor de compartir esta campagna con su redes para llegar a nuestra meta de $2,000. 

Siempre en la lucha y en la solidaridad !

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Josselyn Atahualpa 
Organizer
Raised $557 from 14 donations
Corona, NY
Raquel Namuche 
Team member
Raised $125 from 5 donations
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