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Marquita Solomon was worried about how to pay her rent after she was laid off because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Solomon, 38, had trouble getting unemployment benefits and then had to stay home to help the oldest of her two children with virtual schooling. It was a challenge to pay the rent for her three-bedroom home. She went from being salaried and having savings to nothing.

“Being able to do things for your kids to not being able to do anything at all was very stressful,” Solomon said.


Photo: Amanda McCoy (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)