For Latinos, a rise in evictions could lead to a rise in overcrowded households—and in COVID infections. Increased access to housing programs and services can prevent this.
By Edwin A. Ortiz Reyes, Civic Engagement Coordinator; and Noreen Sugrue, Director of Research, Latino Policy Forum
Latinos have the highest civilian labor force participation rate among all racial/ethnic groups, which has been true for at least the last 20 years. In July 2021, the Latino labor participation rate was at 65.7 percent, but for far too many Latinos, being in the labor force and collecting a paycheck has not translated into financial stability. Pre-pandemic, Latinos were overrepresented in low wage, yet so-called essential jobs.... Continue Reading