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Poverty-related issues in the news, from the Institute for Research on Poverty

Day: January 29, 2021

January 29, 2021

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Executive actions also reverse antiabortion policies of the Trump administration and are intended to remove barriers to Medicaid.


By targeting Americans that have been hit hardest by the pandemic, and also addressing lasting inequities, the new Administration is approaching this moment as one of great potential as well as great peril.


President Biden signed an order this week to extend the federal moratorium on most evictions through March.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state’s top two legislative leaders pledged Monday to pay off 80% of most people’s unpaid rent that has piled up during the…


African Americans disproportionately comprise the number of essential workers in frontline industries such as grocery stores, restaurants and warehouses, which has compelled some fathers to stay away from their children to avoid the risk of spreading the virus.


12 million Americans receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will see an increase under President Joe Biden’s executive order.


The government wants Americans to buy groceries online when possible to avoid COVID-19. But many people receiving food stamps can’t shop on the web.


For most of us, the prospect of $600 (or perhaps even $2,000) appearing in our bank account is a welcome gift. However, if our loved one is on Medicaid it can fill us with concern. How can this money