LA Times: New child tax credit may be life changing for the poorest families. But will they sign up?
“For Gloria Acosta, a mother of four, a $1,000 check each month would be life changing. She’s entitled to that much under an expanded federal child tax credit, which provides $300 a month for each child younger than 6 and $250 for an older child.
“It’s a program meant to fight child poverty during a tumultuous pandemic that brought job loss, illness and grief, and disproportionately affected Black and Latino people.
“’The idea of getting $250 a month to help offset the cost of child care or food or transportation or whatever you need it for — it’s going to be transformative,’ said Amy Everitt, president of Golden State Opportunity.”