COVID19 IN PHILADELPHIA: Philadelphia Residents’ Cash Assistance Program Begins Receiving Applications
The city offers a Emergency assistance program for working families with children who have lost their jobs or income due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Families with incomes below 150% of the federal poverty line, or about $ 2,700 per month for a family of three, are eligible.
Eligible families will be able to obtain a one-time grant of approximately $ 400 to $ 1,200, depending on the size of their family.
“Too many Philadelphians struggle to maintain themselves financially even in normal times,” said Mayor Kenney. “This virus just cannot become a terrible tipping point that leaves people hungry or homeless. This emergency help is available now if you are someone who has had trouble claiming unemployment – or if you are waiting for your unemployment to pass. This state program is limited – both in size and duration – but I’m sure every little help can make a huge difference. “
Applications will be accepted starting Monday and will continue to be processed until June 12 or until all funds are spent.
CASE OF COVID-19 IN PHILADELPHIA
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health announced an additional 330 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in Philadelphia on Sunday, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 18,211.
The Department of Public Health has again noted clusters of positive cases in collective settings, including nursing homes, behavioral health facilities and the Department of Prisons. No other inmate tested positive. The current total of positive cases in correctional facilities is 12.
The Department of Public Health has confirmed three more deaths in Philadelphia. That brings the number of residents who have succumbed to the virus in Philadelphia to 894. Of the total 894 deaths, 471 (53%) were residents of long-term care facilities.
The Department of Public Health reports that 827 COVID-19 patients are currently being treated in hospitals in Philadelphia, with a total of 1,562 people hospitalized in the area (including Philadelphia).
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