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Haitian-led CBOs concerned about being sidelined in immigrant relief efforts

From Flatbush and Crown Heights in Brooklyn, to Cambria Heights and Jamaica in Queens, Haitian-led community-based organizations (CBOs) serve neighborhoods throughout the New York City metropolitan region that have been hardest-hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic that has infected more than 198,000 people citywide. 

“The pandemic is affecting everybody,” said Elsie Saint-Louis, executive director of Haitian Americans United for Progress (HAUP), a nonprofit that provides immigration, health and educational services to Haitian-Americans, as well as the broader community in Queens and Brooklyn. 

“Our issue is that the assistance and all the help that is available to every community is not being equally given or divided in the community that we serve,” Saint-Louis also told the Haitian Times. 

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Sam Bojarski

Sam Bojarski

Sam Bojarski has been covering Haiti and its diaspora for The Haitian Times since 2018. He is currently covering New York's Haitian community as a Report for America corps member.
Sam Bojarski
May. 21, 2020