Study Says 1 in 5 Tenants in LA County Have Paid Late Rent Or Skipped At Least 1 Payment During COVID-19

KNX 1070 AM featured research by Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center on L.A. County tenants’ ability to pay rent amid the pandemic.

“One of the main concerns among landlords at the beginning of the pandemic was that tenants weren’t going to pay their rent if they knew they weren’t going to be evicted,” said Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center. “Not only have we not seen any evidence of this, but getting money in renters’ hands through unemployment insurance or rental assistance helps a lot.”

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