Did you know... September 29, 2020


According to Rentec, the number of tenants unable to pay rent in full has increased with each month of the pandemic.  As of September 10th, rent payments received nationwide by property managers and landlords they polled were 35% lower than rent received for the same period in March.

At the same time, Brookings Institute researchers found a tenant’s inability to pay rent has a disproportionate impact on landlords making less than $50,000 a year, who are also more likely than higher earners to have lost a job or employment income during the recession.

Their research shows that roughly a third of individual landlords who own residential property are from low-to moderate-income households (those with incomes of less than $90,000 a year). Rent makes up 19% of household income for those making less than $50,000 a year, and 15% for those making $50,000 to $89,000 a year. By comparison, residential landlords who make more than $200,000 a year derive about 5% of their annual income from rent.

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