CORONAVIRUS UTAH

Nearly One-Third Of Renters In The US Didn’t Pay Rent This Month

Apr 27, 2020, 8:15 AM | Updated: 8:17 am

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Across the country, workers are feeling the pain from the coronavirus – and it’s having a big impact on rent payment.

The Wall Street Journal reported that almost one-third of all renters in the United States did not pay their rent by the end of the first week of April.

In Utah, Gov. Gary Herbert issued a moratorium to stop evictions. However, it didn’t apply to all renters. The governor’s order only benefits tenants who were up-to-date on rent payments on March 31 and had either lost wages or their job because of the virus, received an order to self-isolate or quarantine, or tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the Utah Apartment Association, 80% of evictions in Utah are still moving forward as tens of thousands of residents file for unemployment.

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