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4. Americans are behind on rent
Nearly 1-in-5 renters are behind on rent, one year into the pandemic.
- Data from the U.S. Census Bureau show that states like Delaware and Michigan were hit hardest, with a quarter of their renters unable to catch up on payments, while other states hover between 10%–20%.
Why it matters: As NPR points out, renters are getting evicted, with sometimes deadly consequences.