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More relief is on the way for renters who've fallen behind

Dec 21, 2020
Even though hundreds of millions in aid from the CARES Act went unspent.
Demonstrators call for rent and mortgage cancellation during a Minneapolis rally in June. The new relief bill in Congress provides funds for rental assistance.
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Millions of renters face holiday evictions — and long-term debt

Dec 9, 2020
Even if someone manages to avoid or recover from an eviction, unpaid rent can have a damaging effect that lasts for years.
Renters and housing advocates attend a protest to cancel rent and avoid evictions during the coronavirus pandemic, in Los Angeles, California, on Aug. 21, 2020.
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Report warns of a worsening affordability crisis for renters

Nov 19, 2020
The lowest-income households were more likely to lose wages and fall behind on rent.
Banners against tenant evictions hang from a rent-controlled building in Washington, D.C., in August.
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Without more pandemic aid, renters struggle to keep up

Oct 19, 2020
Nearly two-thirds of renters fear being unable to pay.
A maintenance worker changes the lock of an apartment after an eviction order is posted on Oct. 7, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Rents are falling in some cities

Aug 19, 2020
But the flight to the suburbs may be overblown.
An apartment rental sign in Los Angeles, where prices are sliding.
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How missed rent payments could affect the affordable housing supply

Aug 12, 2020
When tenants can't pay, their landlords may be forced to sell or face foreclosure.
A banner at a rent-controlled building in Washington, D.C., illustrates the plight of many tenants and landlords during the pandemic.
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Rent relief funds quickly overwhelmed by need

Jul 22, 2020
In Los Angeles, more than 220,000 people applied to the city’s rent relief fund, but there is only enough money to help 50,000 people.
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As people leave New York because of COVID-19, rents start to come down

Jul 21, 2020
Evictions could drive more people out of their apartments soon.
Rents were down 6.6% in Manhattan last month compared to June of 2019.
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Nearly a third of tenants either missed or couldn't pay full July rent, survey finds

Jul 10, 2020
The problem is worse among households earning $50,000 a year or less.
One reason tenants have been able to pay at all is the $600-a-week federal pandemic unemployment payments.
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