Stories tagged: "American Rescue Plan"


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Biden’s COVID Relief Plan Is a Huge Deal for Women. Here’s How.

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.

A sign at a store in Muncie, Indiana, announces that the store accepts SNAP benefits. (Shutterstock Photo/Jonathan Weiss)
Here’s How an Increase in SNAP Benefits Can Help Pennsylvania’s Food Insecurity

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.

An aerial view shows  houses in suburban Philadelphia. (Getty Images)
A Housing Crisis Amplified By Pandemic, Affecting Both Renters and Homeowners

Pennsylvania had been dealing with an affordable housing crisis long before the pandemic hit. The coronavirus has made it worse.

Dave and Kelsey Moyer and two of their children in February. (Courtesy of Kelsey Moyer)
What Does the Expanded Child Tax Credit Mean for Pennsylvania Families?

More than 2.3 million children—90% of all children under 18 in Pennsylvania—will benefit from the expansion of the child tax credit.

A man holds a sign that says "I lost my job because of coronavirus." Hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic and related business closures. The American Rescue Plan extends unemployment benefits to help them  through September. (Shutterstock Photo/Nata Bene)
What Does the COVID Relief Package Mean for Pennsylvania’s Unemployed?

Approximately 10% of Pennsylvania’s workforce will benefit from the unemployment program extension included in the American Rescue Plan.

President Joe Biden, wearing a navy blue suit white shirt, and navy blue tie, sits at a dark brown wooden desk as he signs the American Rescue Plan.
COVID Relief Bill Will Help Millions of Pennsylvanians

Legislation signed Thursday includes stimulus checks affecting 5.5 million in the state and a broad range of other types of pandemic relief.