Renters are more likely than homeowners to struggle with paying for basic needs

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Research
Nov 1, 2018
Corianne Scally and Dulce Gonzalez for The Urban Institute
Are families prioritizing their housing payments by jeopardizing their health and well-being, missing utility payments, skipping meals, or failing to keep up with medical needs or medical bills? And are renters less able than homeowners to weather a financial emergency, such as an unexpected medical expense? Our research suggests this may be the case.