COVID-19 Housing Fragility

The Partnership’s Research Team has been closely tracking the Household Pulse Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau since the beginning of Summer 2020. The survey measures the social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic over time and assesses housing security among several other economic, educational, and health indicators by asking whether respondents paid last month’s rent or mortgage and how confident they are that they will be able to pay next month’s rent or mortgage on time. In Phase 2, respondents were also asked how likely it was that they would have to leave their home within the next two months because of eviction or foreclosure. Each new week of data has further underscored the fact that the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues to intensify the racial disparities in California’s housing crisis – including inequities that existed well before the pandemic. 

 

Resources from the Partnership

HOUSING FRAGILITY/RENTER CONFIDENCE BY RACE/ETHNICITY

COVID-19 Housing Fragility by Race/EthnicityHousehold fragility findings from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey being administered weekly to measure experiences and needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, including racial disparities in housing security from the economic fallout: 

ECONOMIC IMPACT ON EXISTING AFFORDABLE DEVELOPMENTS

Break-even analysis modeling the income and rent impacts on existing LIHTC affordable developments from coronavirus loss of employment and income: 
April 22, 2020 Published Data (blog)