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Coronavirus relief package approved by Congress this week and signed into law by president trump includes billions of dollars in aid for low income Americans but advocates say much more will be needed in the months ahead and they're pushing for additional relief as NPR's Pam Fessler reports the legislation includes billions of dollars and housing assistance expanded unemployment benefits and one time payments for those earning less than seventy five thousand dollars a year it also puts a moratorium on evictions for financially stressed renters Deborah Weinstein who heads a coalition of groups that advocate for low income families says the bill provides much needed aid to millions of people but there are missed opportunities said to make sure that they help really reaches those who need it the most advocates had sought to increase food stamp benefits and they also say billions of dollars more are needed to care for the nation's homeless population during the