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Analysis: America may face a new pandemic of evictions when CDC’s national evictions moratorium expires on July 31, 2021

Our new county-level analysis finds that 6.2 million renting households are still behind on rent and could face eviction next week

Picture of signs on the ground after people gathered outside an apartment complex with the intention to stop the alleged eviction of one of the tenants in Mount Rainier, Md., last year.
Image from our The New York Times Opinion piece on this topic: Signs on the ground after people gathered outside an apartment complex with the intention to stop the alleged eviction of one of the tenants in Mount Rainier, Md., last year. (Credit Leah Millis/Reuters)
Surgo Ventures Interactive map to explore county-level rental arrears estimates across the country.
Surgo Ventures Interactive map to explore county-level rental arrears estimates across the country.
Surgo Ventures interactive map to explore county-level rental arrears estimates across the country.

Finding 1: After alarming winter surges, national arrears declined, but now have plateaued at levels similar to the height of unemployment in April 2020.

Finding 2: Renters in the South have been impacted most severely and face the steepest bill, yet counties are in crisis across each region of the United States.

Finding 3: There are large differences in arrears between counties, even within the same state, signaling a need for a hyper-local response.

The New York Times Opinion interactive map to explore the average amount owed in rent by county.
The New York Times Opinion interactive map to explore the average amount owed in rent by county.
The New York Times Opinion interactive map to explore the average amount owed in rent by county.
List of actions that federal, state, and local community leaders can take to address the looming eviction crisis, organized by ways to advocate, respond with precision, and investigate further.
List of actions that federal, state, and local community leaders can take to address the looming eviction crisis, organized by ways to advocate, respond with precision, and investigate further.

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