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Paying the Rent in a Pandemic: Recent Trends in Rent Payments Among Affordable Housing Tenants in California

June 22, 2021

Eden Housing partnered with the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC Berkeley on their latest study offering a window into the uneven impacts of the pandemic on California renters. The analysis draws on rent payment data from January 2019 through December 2020 from 8,605 households living at Eden Housing communities.

The report shows the precarious financial circumstances and significant rent arrears facing low-income renters— and especially single-parent families and households of color— since the onset of the pandemic.

The study is published as part of the Housing Crisis Research Collaborative with Urban Institute, the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, and the Furman Center at NYU. Read the full report here: