Vast majority of Portland tenants paid April rent despite economic fallout from coronavirus


The Oregonian (April 15, 2020) -- Despite the economic fallout from the coronavirus crisis, the vast majority of renters in the Portland area and across the country managed to pay their April rent, data from housing groups show.

The National Multifamily Housing Council, a trade organization representing apartment owners, surveyed 11.5 million apartment units in the United States and found that 84% of apartment households made a full or partial rental payment by April 12. That number is down from 91% in March and 90% in April of last year. It is unclear what percentage of renters only paid a portion of their rent.

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