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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What will happen to New York's sky high rents?

Jul 2, 2020
Some are getting breaks on commercial and residential rent, but it won't last forever.
A banner calling for New York Gov. Cuomo to cancel rent in May as people struggle to pay rent during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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In Tulsa, evictions were a crisis even before the pandemic

Jun 19, 2020
A new effort taps behavioral science to keep more renters in their homes.
During a Juneteenth march in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Friday, people carry an empty, flag-draped casket to symbolize the destruction of Black Wall Street in the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.
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Facing another month of costs in the coronavirus economy

Jun 2, 2020
We check in with two people whose employment has been disrupted by the pandemic.
Another month, another monthly credit card bill.
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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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