Group advocating for Direct Payment Assistance checks

More than 100 excluded workers with Escucha Mi Voz marched through Iowa City demanding $1,400 checks.
More than 100 excluded workers with Escucha Mi Voz marched through Iowa City demanding $1,400 checks. CREDIT IOWA CITY CATHOLIC WORKER

A group of residents throughout Johnson County are arguing they are owed $1,400 checks that were not awarded to them via a lottery system in the Direct Payment Assistance program. The program, funded mainly by Johnson County and Iowa City, gave checks to 1,919 low-income residents affected by COVID-19 through impacts such as housing or […]

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