Wednesday, July 22, 2020

More Relief Needed to Alleviate Hardship

New report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, July 21

As Congress begins considering a new relief package, likely the last before the election, emerging data show that a large and growing number of households are struggling to afford food and that millions of households are behind on rent, raising the specter that evictions could begin to spike as various federal, state, and local moratoriums are lifted. The next package should both extend the relief measures that are working but are slated to end well before the crisis abates and address the shortcomings and missing elements in the relief efforts to date.

See the Executive Summary and full report here