Despite the myth of an economic comeback underway, the local working poor continue to suffer the ongoing consequences of coronavirus . . .
"In the Kansas City area, there have been 2,027 eviction filings since March 15. 470 in just in Jackson County."
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Phone calls from families on the verge of losing their homes have jumped 300 percent at Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri. "And we're getting more and more phone calls every day across the whole southern Missouri in our offices - not just Springfield, but it's Poplar Bluff, over in Cape Girardeau and in Joplin," said John Lunardini, senior vice president for operations for the agency.