While it's helped a lot of Americans who are displaced from their offices get their work done, it's fallen short in areas like education and disease tracking and has once again highlighted the digital divide.
Silicon Valley was going to help America keep track of COVID-19 with badly needed technology. Yet, states never embraced the idea, and tech firms couldn’t overcome privacy concerns. But the idea is getting a reboot.
By Tod Newcombe, Managing Editor | August 11, 2020
The number of states and Washington, D.C., that enacted eviction moratoriums to assist renters during the coronavirus pandemic; 24 of those states’ moratoriums have expired. As of July 29, 43 percent of renters were unable to make rent, putting them at risk for eviction.
Federal money and innovative housing-first programs have provided much needed support for the nation’s half-million homeless. But with the pandemic continuing, helping this vulnerable population will remain a challenge.
By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer | August 5, 2020
As president and CEO of the New York YMCA, Sharon Greenberger is constantly working to make New York a healthier, happier community. Now she uses her decades of experience to transform The Y into a place of hope amid COVID-19.