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Eviction Expectations in the Aftermath of the Pandemic Moratoria

Eviction Expectations in the Aftermath of the Pandemic Moratoria

As national, state, and city moratoria on eviction expired in 2021, many predicted an ensuing housing crisis, maybe especially severe for non-white renters. Census Bureau survey data from 2020 through 2023, however, reveal little evidence of that expected chaos. Non-white renters remain more likely to be in arrears than their white counterparts, but the proportions of renters behind on payment have been falling for all groups. Anxiety about near-term eviction among renters, nationally, and in three midwestern states (Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri), is broadly similar across racial groups, and has fallen gradually as the moratoria recede into history.
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"The population of renters is substantially less white than the general population, so those for whom eviction is a possible anxiety are disproportionately Black and Hispanic. Those nonwhite renters are also more likely than white renters to be behind on rent payments."

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