One of the keys to the Philadelphia Worker Relief Fund's success was accessibility

Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) were critical in distributing funds to workers in Philadelphia who were unable to tap into other government relief payments in the wake of the pandemic. The trusted organizations had existing ties in the community, enabling them to better communicate with hard-to-reach populations and verify the eligibility of those who applied. The CBOs involved in distributing the funds covered 12 languages and reached individuals who would not have heard of the funds otherwise.

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