After only four days, the state temporarily suspends the newly-launched rental assistance program. More than 40,000 renters across the state flooded the application, and housing advocates say they knew from the start it wasn't going to be enough.
That additional $600 per week in federal unemployment benefits is set to expire on Friday, July 31. So, come August and you’re still out of work, your income may reduce to the maximum weekly state benefit of $247.
Lawmakers created a new fund for small businesses that have been left out of prior coronavirus aid by diverting $300 million away from local governments in the final minutes of the regular legislative session Monday.
Self employed don’t give up on unemployment benefitsLouisiana is one of only two states providing Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. While the process may be frustrating state officials say many self-employed people will get help from pandemic unemployment funds it’s just taking time.