Relief Measures Reduced Hardship for Renters During Pandemic, but Many Still Struggle to Pay Rent in Every State

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End Notes

[1] Our analysis includes data from the Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey starting in September 2020. Due to significant changes made to the survey in late August 2020, we do not include any Pulse Survey data collected between April 2020 and August 2020. See Appendix B for more details on our data sources and methodology.

[2] Data do not capture informal evictions, such as renters without legal representation who choose to leave their homes upon receiving an eviction notice instead of fighting the case in court, and therefore, likely understate the actual number of evictions in both states. Formal eviction rates are from 2016, the most recent year of national data available from Princeton University’s Eviction Lab.