“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.
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.
Most Americans who rent their home will not be eligible for eviction protections, despite what President Donald Trump said this week.
This week, San Jose, California, and Miami-Dade County approved legislation to temporarily halt evictions. Advocates in San Francisco, Seattle, and New York are hoping their jurisdictions will be next.
Plus three other things you need to know today, January 10.