In Baltimore, many Latinx residents—many of whom are frontline workers—face housing insecurity amid the pandemic. They have been severely affected by COVID-19’s health and economic effects, as they make up 5.3 percent of the city’s population but 9.7 percent of COVID-19 cases. And before the pandemic, one-third of Latinx renters already spent 40 percent of their monthly income on housing. In March and April of 2020, they represented 57 percent of working-age adults who lost jobs, work hours, or work-related income. The city has created a cash assistance and eviction prevention program and released resources to inform Spanish-speaking immigrants and refugees about available resources.
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