“More relief needed to alleviate hardship”

The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities used Household Pulse Survey data and found urgent needs around housing and food for many households, but especially households containing children, people of color, and immigrants. The authors note that at the end of June, Black renters disproportionately reported being behind on rent, partly driven by disproportionate job losses among Black workers. The authors recommend sweeping policy interventions, including a 15 percent increase in SNAP allotments to all SNAP participants, increases for rental assistance and homelessness eservices, emergency grants to states for targeted family support, expansions of the EITC, and extension of unemployment compensation. #covid-19 #foodsecurity

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