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Wave of Evictions Nears as Moratorium Set to Expire

December 9, 2020

December 10, 2020: We've updated this blog.

An estimated 9.2 million adult renters who have lost employment income during COVID-19 are not caught up on rent, 23 percent of such renters, our new analysis of Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey data from August to November shows. (See...

Renters Who Lost Employment Income Due to COVID-19 More Than Twice as Likely to Report Housing Hardship

2019 Income-Rent Gap Underscores Need for Rental Assistance, Census Data Show

September 18, 2020

The wide gap between median renter income and median rent extended through 2019, new Census data show, highlighting that the housing affordability crisis existed before COVID-19 and the recession cost many renters their jobs. Policymakers must urgently provide emergency rental assistance to help families struggling to afford housing in...

Renters’ Incomes Haven’t Caught Up to Housing Costs