The pandemic triggered a new business model in the Chinese community: customers ordering via ad hoc WeChat groups from self-designated delivery workers, who would go out to buy and deliver groceries. But competition has increased.
The loss of a coaches-pitch baseball game here or high-school track meet there is, for sure, a minor tragedy. But it is not an insignificant one.
While it’s safe to bet against both Gayot and James, there’s no such thing as a sure thing—especially not this year, when traditional campaigning has been shelved, most voting will be by mail and many voters are distracted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Advocates and providers say many more families need intensive ongoing support to avoid a return to shelter amid an historic homelessness crisis — even before the COVID-19 outbreak forced thousands of low-income breadwinners out of work.
‘Now is the time to double down on affordable housing, and build on the progress already made under the mayor’s ambitious housing plan. It is not the time to retreat.’