Revealed – how many renters owe their landlords back rent

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Newly released survey data from rental search platform ApartmentList shows a shocking 28% of renters started 2021 with unpaid rent bills from previous months. This “rent debt,” according to the survey, is especially concentrated among younger renters and people of color. While rent debt improved marginally from October of 2020, recent downturns in employment might point to a worsening situation for renters and a lack of cashflow for landlords.


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