On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing COVID’s ongoing effects on food, housing, and employment. 29 million adults say their household didn’t have enough to eat in the last week, one in five renters are now behind on rent, and 40 million people face eviction.
At the same time, the wealth of 12 billionaires now totals over $1 trillion. What will it take to get people relief and address growing inequality?
Sheila Ritter, a former security guard and mom living in Denver, Colorado who lost her job, moved into an RV, and struggles to make ends meet
Matt Shapiro, president of the New Jersey Tenants Organization
Shanti Singh, communications coordinator for Tenants Together
Valerie Hawthorne, director of government relations at the North Texas Food Bank
Sheila Ritter: Homeless Family Needs Help
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Tracking The COVID-19 Recession's Effects On Food, Housing, And Employment Hardships