Hispanic Californians, Less-Educated Californians Worried About Rent, Census Data Shows

Just-released Census Bureau data shows that as the CDC eviction moratorium was approaching expiration at the end of last month, 11.2 percent of renters in the U.S. were not confident they could make their next rent payment. Within California, a state-level ban on evictions doesn’t expire until Sept. 30, and funds are available to cover 100 percent of rent for renters claiming a hardship related to COVID-19. Even so, some 8.5 percent of California renters believed they would not be able to make their next month’s rent payment. The U.S. Census Bureau conducted its “Household Pulse Survey” asking some 52 million Americans questions about housing, education and other factors affected by the pandemic. Included in the survey were 9.1 million Californians. The survey results show that 11.8 percent of Hispanic-origin respondents in California reported they were not confident about making their next rent payment when the survey was taken during …

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