August rent is due soon and one in 11 people cannot afford their housing payments

Hoang NguyenData Journalist
July 29, 2020, 12:00 PM UTC
The federal eviction moratorium covered under the CARES Act expired last week during a time when one in 11 people say they cannot afford their housing payment for August (9%). 
According to a YouGov survey fielded among 6,301 Americans in late July, 64 percent say they can pay their rent or mortgage due in August. Since this question was first asked regarding April’s rent, roughly 65 percent of people say can make their housing payments month-to-month. 

Americans aged 25- to 34-years old seem less confident in their ability to pay this month. Regarding August’s housing payments, just 56 percent of the age group say they can pay their rent or mortgage (eight points lower than what they said about July’s housing payments).

The federal eviction moratorium put in place at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US has officially expired, though the Senate may consider extending evictions relief in future legislation. A separate YouGov survey finds that nearly three in four people support extending the current moratorium on evictions.

See results for this question regarding AprilMayJuneJuly, and August housing payments here

Methodology: The surveys were fielded online among US adults aged 18 and over at the end of each month. Results have been weighted to be nationally representative.  

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