As the state tries to contain the spread of coronavirus, Gov. John Carney and the Delaware State Housing Authority on Tuesday announced a new program to help people pay rent and utility bills.
Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons see many positives in the nearly two trillion dollar coronavirus relief bill that’s expected to quickly pass Congress and get President Trump’s signature. “We haven’t got all the details for the cities and counties but the state of Delaware will get at least 1.5 billion dollars,” said Coons.
Activists and advocates for people with disabilities charge that the provisions of the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package do not do enough for the community while noting resources for them have been strained by the pandemic.
Delaware saw 10,790 unemployment claims for the week of March 15-21, shatterring the record for any month over the past three decades. According to data from the Delaware Department of Labor, there were 2,384 claims just one month ago.