The coronavirus pandemic has affected Americans in countless ways, including putting millions of people out of work, slashing household incomes amid job loses, and leaving far too many people worried about how they'll pay the bills, put food on the table, and maintain a roof over their heads, particularly with the additional $600 in federal pandemic unemployment compensation ending. There are various relief programs that can help Americans through this crisis, some of which provide financial relief, while others provide food assistance, or even an emotional lifeline. More than a few of these programs were born during the pandemic, while others existed before COVID-19 but have stepped up or redirected their efforts. Here's a closer look at programs that may be able to help ease the stress and burdens of these challenging times.
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