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Renters Seek Financial Relief

Friday, September 11, 2020
DC Determined to Reach Affordable Housing Goals

Though the District still reports dozens of coronavirus cases daily, many beauty salons, fitness centers, restaurants and other nonessential businesses have cautiously re-opened, welcoming back their employees. t’s a big relief for thousands who have spent months under months-longon furloughs, even though returning to work runs the risk of accelerating the virus’ spread. But it leaves some, like 32-year-old Trish, a bartender and parent, with no easy answers. Wrestling with the pandemic’san impos-sible catch-22., Trish is forced to decide between a stable income and the safety of her child, who is at high-risk case for Covid-19. Until the situation improves, she says she cannot go back to work in good conscience.