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Almost Half of Americans Behind on Rent Fear Eviction Amid Global Pandemic

TUESDAY, SEP 15, 2020

Almost half of Americans who are behind on their rent believe it’s very or somewhat likely that they’ll be evicted within the next two months, according to a Social Explorer analysis of the Census Bureau’s experimental Household Pulse Survey. The coronavirus pandemic, which has spurred unemployment to levels not seen since the Great Depression, has prompted a spate of moratoriums on evictions. Even so, slightly more than 75 percent of people in West Virginia believe they’ll have to leave their homes within 60 days; the most optimistic outlook was in Montana, where only 16.5 percent of adults believe they’re in danger of eviction.

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Author: Frank Bass

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