Poligon and members of the Interreligious Working Group on Domestic Human Needs (DHN) sent a letter to Congress urging them to protect the most vulnerable communities in the next COVID-19 relief package by enacting the following policy priorities.
- Expand and increase SNAP
- Allocate more money for housing, homeless assistance, and extend the moratorium on evictions
- Extend expanded unemployment assistance
- Expand the EITC and Child Tax Credit
- Authorize Another Economic Impact Payment
- Authorize Pandemic TANF
We urge Congress to include these priorities in the upcoming COVID-19 package and demonstrate their commitment to addressing systemic poverty and racial disparities.