COVID-19

October 1, 2020

$42 million in federal food aid per month at stake in emergency declaration debate

The Covid-19 recession has driven hunger in Louisiana to unprecedented levels: More than 1 in 6 Louisiana adults and 1 in 5 adults with children reported that their households couldn’t afford enough food to eat each week during the pandemic, according to U.S.Read more...

September 18, 2020

Census 2020: Poverty in Louisiana

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September 15, 2020

Louisiana loses ground on uninsured rate along with the nation

Reversing years of gains, the share of Louisianans without health insurance, increased to 8.9% in 2019 from a historic low of 8% in 2018, according to the latest federal data released this week. This loss in coverage translates to more than 400,000 Louisianans lacking basic health insurance going into the Covid-19 pandemic at the start of 2020. Read more...

September 11, 2020

Inadequate federal relief for schools will put grandparents at risk

As public schools in Louisiana reopened in August,  families across the state faced an agonizing decision: whether to send children back into classrooms where they are more likely to contract the novel coronavirus, or continue to keep them home, where the social, emotional and nutrition supports that are necessary for academic success are sometimes lacking. Read more...