The rent is due but many Americans can’t pay the bills


New York (AFP) – Brittany Brook lost her job on March 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic, two days after her husband Matthew Whitfield lost his, leaving the New York couple scrambling as end-of-the-month bills come due.On April 1, Brook, an artist who until recently taught music at a preschool, and Whitfield, a now-former waiter and actor, have to pay the rent and other bills, just like millions of Americans of all social classes who have seen their lives turned upside down by the crisis. The decisions they make on which bills to pay will provide a clearer picture of the economic damage done b…

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