Greater Share of Renters Were Behind on Rent and Experiencing Deeper Rental Arrears in 2021 Compared to 2017


Source: U.S. Census Bureau, “2021 American Housing Survey,”

Note: The survey asks respondents, “For how many of the last 3 months [were you] unable to pay all or part of the rent?” As a result, some renters may be more than three months behind but this data is not collected.