“Housing is a human right and an absolute necessity to keep families safe during this crisis, and Congress must step in now to help keep people in their homes.”
The data and analytics real estate firm Amherst projects that 28 million renters, or about 22.5% of all households, are at risk of eviction.
It’s an issue that touches Americans all over the country.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, participants report not having the means to cover food, health and rent costs.
About a third of renters didn’t pay rent in April, and with the number of unemployed at over 26 million and counting, even more are expected to have trouble paying in May.
Here are some of the stories of Americans trying to make rent, this month and beyond.
How can a person quarantine themselves if they have no place to go?