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Millions of Americans are heading into the holidays unemployed and over $5,000 behind on rent

Posted on AllSides December 7th, 2020
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Millions of Americans who lost their jobs during the pandemic have fallen thousands of dollars behind on rent and utility bills, a warning sign that people are running out of money for basic needs.

Nearly 12 million renters will owe an average of $5,850 in back rent and utilities by January, Moody’s Analytics warns. Last month 9 million renters said they were behind on rent, according to a Census Bureau survey.

Economists say this data underscores a failure in the U.S. safety net, which some lawmakers are seeking to address...

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