24 million Americans fear missing next rent payment as benefits dry up

Black and Hispanic households are in greatest danger as evictions loom.

As enhanced unemployment benefits and a federal eviction moratorium expire, 24 million Americans say they have little to no chance of being able to pay next month’s rent, a U.S. Census Bureau survey shows.

A disproportionate share of those in danger come from Black and Hispanic households, two groups who have borne the brunt of negative health and economic effects from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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