As some tenants struggle to pay rent, landlords try to manage mortgage payments

May 29, 2020
Some tenants and landlords are working out payment plans but wonder how long they can hold out.
A sign in an apartment window calling for a rent freeze in early May.
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Will more renters be evicted now that bans are lifting?

May 21, 2020
Eviction can ultimately lead to damaged credit, difficulty finding another place to live and homelessness.
Around the country, measures were enacted to protect renters from evictions as their incomes disappeared. But those orders are temporary.
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There's been a dramatic spike in Americans' economic anxiety

May 5, 2020
A new Marketplace-Edison Research Poll puts numbers to what we've been seeing and experiencing.
Many Americans are scared they won't be able to afford basic necessities after losing income during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Rent strike activists seek relief during COVID-19 pandemic

May 1, 2020
Organizers say without more protections, renters face debt or lost housing once eviction bans are lifted. Landlords say they need protections, too.
A demonstrator in Chicago on Thursday calls for rent and mortgage payments to be suspended to help those who have lost their income due to the coronavirus.
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One person on both sides of the landlord-tenant divide

Apr 28, 2020
Sarah Frier collects rent. But she also pays it.
In some cities, tenants are calling for rent strikes because of dire financial circumstances brought on by the coronavirus crisis.
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Renters, landlords seek middle ground as tenants struggle with payments

Apr 17, 2020
With lost income due to the COVID-19 slowdown, many renters can't pay in full.
The percentage of apartment dwellers paying rent is up this week. But many can't pay in full.
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Are we paying rent?

Apr 16, 2020
Jobless claims are unprecedented. That's starting to show up in rent payment rates.
An apartment building in Brooklyn, New York on March 25.
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I can't afford rent for my small business because of COVID-19. What can I do?

Apr 1, 2020
Check your lease, call your landlord, and get ready to apply to the new federal Paycheck Protection Program.
Many restaurants and businesses are grappling with whether and how to pay rent.
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For people not working because of COVID-19, April 1 means trouble

Apr 1, 2020
For many Americans, the first of the month has loomed in a way it hasn't before.
How can you shelter in place if you can't afford to pay for your shelter? Above, a person gets some fresh air by sticking their head out their window in New York City on March 24.
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Fewer NYC evictions after tenant rights are beefed up

Jan 8, 2020
New York State enacted more robust rent control and eviction protection laws in 2019.
A Sheriffs eviction notice posted on the front door of a foreclosed property.
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