JULY 2022

SNAP Households Survey
July Results

Providers is a free mobile app that helps over 5 million low-income families manage their SNAP benefits. To understand how the circumstances in the lives of Providers users are changing, we have been conducting surveys each month.

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July 2022 key findings

The following insights come from a 10-minute multiple choice and open response survey conducted by Providers to a random sample of 3,404 of over 5M Providers users from July 1 - July 14, 2022. All respondents are EBT cardholders.

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INSIGHT 01

More Providers users are living in unstable housing than ever before.

Source: Random sample of Providers users

14% of Providers users are living in unstable housing.

This is the highest level in survey history.

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10%

of users say they probably won’t be able to stay in their current housing for the next 30 days; up 12% from June.

5%

of users say they will not be able to stay in their current housing for the next 30 days; up 10% from June.

 

INSIGHT 02

Fewer Providers users are paying rent on time, especially users of color.

Source: Random sample of Providers users

39% of Providers users paid July rent or mortgage on time.

The percentage of users paying their rent or mortgage on time has declined 11% between May and July.

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I just recently had family loan me money to catch my rent up as I was afraid to get an eviction. I have been getting … groceries [from family] as all my earned money goes to trying my best to keep a roof over our heads as I am living paycheck to paycheck barely making it.

Providers user, Michigan

 

INSIGHT 03

Utility shut offs spiked up from June to July.

Source: Random sample of Providers users

9.69% of users had their utilities shut off in July.

The percentage of users reporting that their utilities were shut off increased by 20% since last month.

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Black users were the most likely to have experienced a utility shut off and least likely to have paid their utility bills in full in the past 30 days.

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DSS helped me on my light bill. If I would have not gotten the help I would have no lights or anything. I really appreciate what they have done but I am still out of work and don't know what I am going to do this month. I normally go give plasma but I have not had a ride lately

Providers user, North Carolina

We cannot afford rent PLUS electricity without not paying something else. This new electric bill is $700. The first $612 bill was due today. My city has only one choice for electricity. They gave me a 3 day extension. 3 days. And they will cut the power and water completely.

Providers user, Florida

 

INSIGHT 04

Every measure of food insecurity increased again.

Source: Random sample of Providers users

All measures of food insecurity increased for the second month.

The portion of users reporting skipping meals and eating less both rose by 6% since last month.

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