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Coronavirus in Texas

When small businesses can’t access PPP, local governments struggle to close the gap

Thousands of small businesses, especially those owned by people of color, have been left behind by the stipulations of the Paycheck Protection Program. In Texas, local governments are lending millions of dollars, and it’s not enough.

By Perla Trevizo, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica
Business owner Irma Corado in her office in Houston on June 1, 2020. Corado owns Oasis Express, a courier service that delivers packages to Honduras and other Central American countries. Before March 13, she was traveling once a week with packages.

Swift fallout

A bumpy PPP rollout

Stepping in

Honduran treats and snacks at the Oasis Express office in Houston on Monday, June 1, 2020.

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