Even though hundreds of millions in aid from the CARES Act went unspent.
Even if someone manages to avoid or recover from an eviction, unpaid rent can have a damaging effect that lasts for years.
The lowest-income households were more likely to lose wages and fall behind on rent.
Nearly two-thirds of renters fear being unable to pay.
The moratorium offers the broadest protection yet to renters who are struggling because of COVID-19.
When tenants can't pay, their landlords may be forced to sell or face foreclosure.
Evictions could drive more people out of their apartments soon.
The problem is worse among households earning $50,000 a year or less.