Study after study has found that women, particularly women of color, have borne the brunt of the pandemic’s economic toll, losing jobs and leaving the workforce in alarming numbers.
The 15% increase in monthly SNAP benefits in the American Rescue Plan helps 1.8 million Pennsylvanians and amounts to about $25 more per person per month.
Pennsylvania had been dealing with an affordable housing crisis long before the pandemic hit. The coronavirus has made it worse.
More than 2.3 million children—90% of all children under 18 in Pennsylvania—will benefit from the expansion of the child tax credit.
Approximately 10% of Pennsylvania’s workforce will benefit from the unemployment program extension included in the American Rescue Plan.
Legislation signed Thursday includes stimulus checks affecting 5.5 million in the state and a broad range of other types of pandemic relief.