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Amid the longest shutdown in government history, many who depend on Section 8 and Federal food assistance programs such as SNAP are concerned. Their concerns are well-founded and represent an unparalleled crisis for those who depend on social safety nets. The fundamental issue is what will happen next to these families. Here are some questions…

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Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, issued the following statement Tuesday, January 24, after Bank of America stopped offering free checking accounts benefitting low-income customers, who must now pay monthly fees to maintain their accounts. Such a move adversely impacts poor and minority consumers, who are…

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