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SNAP Households Survey October Results

The following insights come from a 10-minute multiple choice and open response survey conducted by Providers to a random sample of 3,743 of over 5M Providers users from October 1 - October 14, 2022. All respondents are EBT cardholders.

SNAP Households Survey October Results

Eviction rates reached a new all-time high in October

  • 8.4% of Providers users reported being evicted or foreclosed upon in the past month, a 35% increase from September.

“I have had to pawn and sell most of my valuables and put things into storage because I'm being evicted but here next month I can't even pay for the storage so I'll lose everything again I have nowhere to go and nobody to help me my mother helped me this month but can't help again and I literally have had no money since the middle of last month.” Providers user, Washington

  • 5.54% of Providers users said that they will not be able to stay in their current housing for the next 30 day, a 30% increase from September.

“My son passed away from fentanyl poisoning. He lived in Kankakee and I live in another town. Some of the people helped me get the funds to get my son cremated. He is here with me now. Besides that my life has been miserable. My car broke down the day after he died. I was evicted and I did not know that was coming. Lost my son's artwork.” — Providers user, Illinois


The rates of unstable housing and not paying rent spiked up.

  • Providers users living in unstable housing increased 9% to nearly 13% of users overall.

  • The percentage of users who were unable to pay their monthly rent or mortgage increased by 16% from September to 7.14% overall.


Utility shut offs increased by 14% in October.

  • Over 11% of Providers users reported that their utilities were shut off in the past 30 days–the highest rate ever since we began tracking in March 2021.

“Our power was disconnected. My boyfriend's grandmother and aunt drove 2 hours to to move us and most of our belongings 3 counties away to live with them. We have been living with his grandmother for 4 months now. She has definitely been an answer to our prayers.” — Providers user, Alabama


The percentage of households reporting not having most things they need reached an all-time high.

  • 22% of Providers users said they do not have most things they need at home, like food and household products. This is an 11% from September.

  • Material hardship is higher among Black Providers users:

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