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University of Wisconsin–Madison
Poverty-related issues in the news, from the Institute for Research on Poverty

June 15, 2020

Evictions are expected to spike as more states lift moratoriums put in place to offer renters relief during COVID-19.


More than 1 in 5 households is at risk of eviction, according to one real estate industry analysis.


The number of Americans unemployed for a long stretch of time has remained steady since the start of the year. Families and the broader economy could be in trouble if that changes.


The Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday that it is taking additional steps to provide federal coronavirus relief funding to health care providers and hospitals that care for the poor and uninsured.



There are about 12 million low-income people who are at risk of missing out on the federal government’s stimulus payment program because they don’t have to file taxes, according to an estimate from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.


COVID-19 is spotlighting health disparities; protests add urgency.