As extra $600 weekly federal unemployment nears its end, paying the rent may become even harder for millions of Americans still out of work due to the coronavirus. Here’s where the problem is most acute.
As businesses that closed because of the pandemic begin to reopen, millions of Americans are still unemployed. By the end of July—unless the government acts—they’ll stop getting the extra federal unemployment benefit of $600 a week that came as part of the CARES Act. For as many as 6.7 million renters, that might mean facing eviction.
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