Nearly One-Third Of Renters In The US Didn’t Pay Rent This Month
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.
Here’s a look at @GovHerbert’s order that puts a #moratorium on residential evictions “for a narrow group of tenants who have been directly impacted by COVID-19.” This includes job/wage loss, positive #coronavirus test, etc. @KSL5TV pic.twitter.com/ih42AIRiMj
— Matt Rascon (@MattRasconNews) April 1, 2020
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