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Young family with child
Data show the severity and duration of distress may be longer for households of color, and programs should consider the need for additional time for recovery
House in shadows
These constraints will hamper our ability to bring all households out of the crisis and onto the road to a full recovery.
A man walks by the Farragut Houses, a public housing project in Brooklyn on March 16, 2017 in New York City.
The pandemic has heightened the need for increased funding to prevent the even greater crisis threatening the viability of thousands of public housing units and residents’ health and well-being.
Evidence shows this practice can put people living in encampments at even greater risk.
To put an end to strikes, federal policymakers could respond by providing relief emergency rental assistance.
"Good policymaking cannot tolerate the continuous chipping away of this important resource."
Renters, particularly low-income renters in the labor force, tend to be heavily concentrated in the industries facing the most layoffs.
Additional supports are needed to ensure the health and safety of elderly and disabled residents during the pandemic.
This public-health-turned-economic crisis is beginning to constrict the mortgage credit box again.

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