The coronavirus pandemic could result in some 28 million Americans being evicted, one expert said.
By comparison, 10 million people lost their homes in the Great Recession.
Almost one-third of U.S. households, 32%, have not made their full housing payments for July yet, according to a survey by Apartment List, an online rental platform.
About 19% of Americans made no housing payment at all during the first week of the month, and 13% paid only a portion of their rent or mortgage.
That’s the fourth month in a row that a “historically high” number of households were unable to pay their housing bill on time and in full, up from 30% in June and 31% in May.
The federal eviction moratorium, which covers around one-fourth of renters in the U.S., put in place at the beginning of the pandemic has been extended to the end of August.
Many households have already spent their one-time stimulus check, and the extra $600 per week in unemployment insurance which it set to run out at the end of July.