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Suffering continues while more COVID-19 aid remains stymied in Congress

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Charlene Crowell | Winston-Salem Chronicle
Ashley Harrington
“This bill is an inadequate response to our current economic fallout and public health crisis,” said Ashley Harrington, federal advocacy director and senior policy counsel with the Center for Responsible Lending. “More than five months have passed since Congress approved a substantive, bipartisan bill to help families stay afloat during this pandemic. Low-income families, particularly families of color who have yet to recover from the Great Recession, have been hit the hardest by this pandemic and the economic fallout. Without a comprehensive response, renters will continue to live with anxiety under threat of eviction, student borrowers will suffocate under crushing debt, and small business owners will close their doors permanently, which will distress local economies.”