Census report: 35% of Americans could lose their homes in next two months

The latest data from the Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey, taken between November 25 and December 7, found that 35.3 percent of U.S. adults are “living in households not current on rent or mortgage where eviction or foreclosure in the next two months is either very likely or somewhat likely.”

The survey found that residents of Washington, D.C. are the most likely to face eviction or foreclosure, with 67.3 percent of adults living in households where the prospect is at least somewhat likely. States with a majority of adults also likely to lose their homes include South Dakota, South Carolina, Georgia and Oregon.

A potential housing crisis sparked by a massive wave of evictions has been a topic of concern for many in the U.S. recently. A federal moratorium on evictions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is set to expire on December 31 despite no signs that the pandemic, or its devastating economic impact, will be ending anytime soon.