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Apartment Rent Payments Fall for Third Straight Month


Apartment rent payments continued their downward drift in August. But the industry’s eyes are focused on September, as states try to fill in the gap from expired unemployment benefits provided by the CARES Act.

The number of households paying rent through August 27 stood at 92.1%, down from 93.3% in July and 94.2% in June, according to the National Multifamily Housing Council’s Rent Payment Tracker. The rate was down 1.9 percentage points year-over-year from August 2019′s 94%.

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