Many Americans have received all three stimulus payments, but some who would benefit most from the support have yet to receive any because of misinformation, bureaucratic hurdles, and inability to access the funds. People experiencing homelessness often lack a bank account, mailing address, phone, or identification, so they’ve had a difficult time obtaining the payments. “There’s this great intention to lift people out of poverty more and give them support, and all of that’s wonderful, but the way people have to access it doesn’t really fit with how most really low–income people are interacting with the government,” said Beth Hofmeister, a lawyer for the Legal Aid Society’s Homeless Rights Project.
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