Housing uncertainty and evictions have stabilized.
The percentage of users who think they won’t be able to stay in their current housing for the next month dropped by 15% to 4.7% of users.
The percentage of users who were unable to pay their monthly rent or mortgage fell by 18% to 5.8% of users.
After soaring to an all-time high in October, eviction rates fell by 12% to 7.4% in November.
“I’ve been back and forth to multiple places within the last few months. I was fortunate enough to have my aunt let me stay with her for a few weeks because it’s getting cold out and having nowhere to go can really take a toll on you. I help by pitching in on rent whenever I come across any type of money I get.” — Providers user, Florida
There are racial disparities across housing uncertainty and eviction, however:
Latinx Providers users are the least certain about staying in their current housing in the next month.
White Providers users are the most likely to have paid November rent on time.
Less than 50% of users are paying their utility bills in full for the first time since February.
Only 48.7% of Providers users paid their utility bills in full in November, the lowest level since February.
Utility shut offs dropped down from October’s peak but remain high at over 10%.
“Had my son and [his] family stay here awhile and my utilities are being shut off. And they left. Now I'm here with no water cause I can't afford to put it back on.” — Providers user, Hawaii
Users of color were less likely to have paid their utility bills in full:
Users of color were also more likely to have experienced a shut off:
Providers users are worried about the upcoming holidays.
“[I’m] worried about providing for my children. I already struggle for basic necessities but the holidays put pressure to provide extras that I can't afford.” — Providers user, Ohio
More than a third of Providers users said they experience the following more than half the time or nearly every day:
Little interest or pleasure in doing things;
Feeling down, depressed or hopeless;
Feeling nervous anxious or on edge; and
Not being able to stop or control worrying.
“I’m always worried about ‘money’ during the holidays. I cannot afford gifts for my family and it makes me depressed.” — Providers user, Vermont