Dear Project of the Month Club Member,
Across Puerto Rico, high rents and mortgages, inadequate disaster recovery assistance, and housing discrimination places thousands of families at risk of losing their homes. With the climate crisis causing more devastating natural disasters each year, historically marginalized groups like women, Black communities, immigrants, and older people are at a higher risk for displacement than ever before.
Our June Project of the Month,Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico, is helping families keep their homes and fighting the displacement crisis by starting at the source. Their project Build Power: Community Paralegals in Puerto Rico annually offers 15 community members training in legal literacy, participatory research skills, advocacy, and community-based legal efforts, preparing them to support themselves and their communities in building environmental and housing equity.
When founder and Director Ariadna Godreau Aubert learned that Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico had been selected as the June POMC, they shared that these funds will pay for an entire year of training. “Supporting this novel project is a stepping stone towards shifting narratives and practices that acknowledge communities' legal power and agency,” they said.
To learn more about how Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico is helping communities build a more just Puerto Rico, check out their most recent report.
Thank you for your commitment to a better world!
GlobalGiving Interim CEO