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32% of U.S. households missed their July housing payments. May soon make 28 million homeless in U.S



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.


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