Poll: one in five Americans can’t pay rent

And this survey was skewed towards higher-income earners

TRD WEEKEND EDITION /
Oct.October 28, 2017 12:00 PM

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Rising rents and the growing number of people renting in the U.S. is resulting in one in five tenants struggling to pay their rent, an Apartment List poll of about 40,000 respondents found.

The poll was skewed towards higher-income users of the website who were renting high-end apartments, according to Bloomberg News. Out of the total respondents, 3.3 percent have been evicted at one point, up from 2.8 percent two years ago.

Among people earning more than $60,000 annually, 8.8 percent didn’t pay rent – in entirety – in the last three months, while the figure for people earning between $30-60,000 were at 14.8 percent, and people earning $30,000 or lower were at almost 28 percent.

[Bloomberg News] — E.K. Hudson


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