Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the MinKwon Center has been following up with low-income and marginalized residents in Flushing, and it is clear that the neighborhood is deeply impacted right now:


  • Residents are unable to work or forced to work in unsafe conditions to make rent.

  • Buildings are not being sanitized, and tenants have been getting sick.

  • Residents stand in line at food pantries that stretches across several blocks, with many worried they won’t have enough food every week.

  • Immigrants and people of color are excluded from stimulus packages and face impossible barriers in applying for benefits like unemployment, including lack of computer and internet access, limited English proficiency, and nontraditional "self-employed" work statuses that disqualify them from public benefits and small business relief.

MinKwon is launching our new Flushing Mutual Aid Fund to meet the needs of Flushing residents and raise up community leaders. Funds raised will help members of low-income Asian, Latinx, Black, and undocumented communities in Flushing with food, medicine, and rent support. Funds raised will also provide stipends to Flushing residents who take on roles in coordinating mutual aid and organizing their neighbors, for we believe that this is a crucial moment for building people power and creating long-term change.


The pandemic has transformed the daily life of the Flushing community, but it is only a symptom of the intersecting systems of oppression that our neighbors are under: low wages and labor exploitation, giveaways to private developers that have driven up rent and displacement, and the disregard for the lives of immigrants despite how essential we have always been. Please give and start your own peer-to-peer fundraiser!


We must take care of each other — we will get through this together!

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Flushing Mutual Aid Fund

by MinKwon Center for Community Action


Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the MinKwon Center has been following up with low-income and marginalized residents in Flushing, and it is clear that the neighborhood is deeply impacted right now:


  • Residents are unable to work or forced to work in unsafe conditions to make rent.

  • Buildings are not being sanitized, and tenants have been getting sick.

  • Residents stand in line at food pantries that stretches across several blocks, with many worried they won’t have enough food every week.

  • Immigrants and people of color are excluded from stimulus packages and face impossible barriers in applying for benefits like unemployment, including lack of computer and internet access, limited English proficiency, and nontraditional "self-employed" work statuses that disqualify them from public benefits and small business relief.

MinKwon is launching our new Flushing Mutual Aid Fund to meet the needs of Flushing residents and raise up community leaders. Funds raised will help members of low-income Asian, Latinx, Black, and undocumented communities in Flushing with food, medicine, and rent support. Funds raised will also provide stipends to Flushing residents who take on roles in coordinating mutual aid and organizing their neighbors, for we believe that this is a crucial moment for building people power and creating long-term change.


The pandemic has transformed the daily life of the Flushing community, but it is only a symptom of the intersecting systems of oppression that our neighbors are under: low wages and labor exploitation, giveaways to private developers that have driven up rent and displacement, and the disregard for the lives of immigrants despite how essential we have always been. Please give and start your own peer-to-peer fundraiser!


We must take care of each other — we will get through this together!