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From the Urban Affairs Coalition: Information on Financial Resources

Posted on March 24, 2020

Protect yourself financially from the impact of the coronavirus
Federal, state, and local governments are working to respond to the growing public health threat of coronavirus, or COVID-19 . As communities across the country are dealing with an increase in the number of reported cases, many areas may be impacted by the temporary closure of businesses, schools and other public facilities or events, and in some cases, quarantines. Read More

Unemployment benefits in Pa. during the coronavirus pandemic: How to apply and who is eligible
If you’re one of the workers who has been affected by the pandemic — say, your employer had to shut down because of Mayor Kenney’s Monday order or you’re in self-quarantine and can’t work — there’s a good chance you’re eligible for unemployment benefits from the state. Read More

Paid leave, unemployment assistance: What the federal government is doing in response to the coronavirus pandemic
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the federal government is considering a slew of legislation and executive orders to respond to a crisis that has upended life in the United States and countries around the world. Read More

Building a savings cushion in a time of emergency
If you are going to stockpile anything these days, consider liquid savings. A stash of easily accessible money to tap for emergencies is always important, but it is critical at times like these when people face potential layoffs and deep economic uncertainty. Experts generally suggest having three to six months of savings on hand, but that can be tough for many people who are living paycheck to paycheck.  Read More

Contact your credit card issuer: Fees or payments may be waived amid coronavirus pandemic
Your credit card company may cut you some slack during the coronavirus pandemic. With repercussions from the outbreak including job cuts, furloughs and business closings, credit card companies are preparing for some cardholders to have problems making their monthly bills. Read More

The Coronavirus Outbreak
News about the coronavirus pandemic is changing quickly. Go to inquirer.com/coronavirus for the latest information.


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