News Number of the Day Millions Are More Vulnerable As Eviction Ban Expires Number of the Day: The most relevant or interesting figure in personal finance By Diccon Hyatt Diccon Hyatt Diccon Hyatt has written hundreds of articles about how public policy and the economy intersect with personal finance, tracking all the latest dynamics affecting your money. Before joining The Balance, he covered business and community news for 17 years, including Princeton, New Jersey's high-tech Route 1 Corridor. learn about our editorial policies Published on August 2, 2021 Fact checked by Glenn Hunter Fact checked by Glenn Hunter Glenn Hunter has written or edited thousands of articles over four decades, including on the savings and loan and subprime mortgage crises. Before bringing topics like tax policy and mortgage trends to life at The Balance, he edited for the Dallas Business Journal and freelanced for Fortune and the Los Angeles Times. learn about our editorial policies Share Tweet Pin Email That’s how many adults thought they were at risk of being evicted from their homes within the next two months, according to a recent Census survey, as a nationwide eviction ban by the Centers for Disease Control expired Saturday. The estimate of at-risk renters comes from the latest U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey, taken between June 23 and July 5, and highlights what’s at stake for struggling renters as a major legal protection ends. Among renters who were behind on their rent, an estimated 2.2 million adults considered themselves “somewhat likely” to be evicted, while another 1.4 million considered eviction a “very likely” possibility. Despite a last-minute attempt by President Joe Biden and Democratic legislative leaders to extend the moratorium, the House of Representatives failed to pass a bill that would have renewed it until the end of the year. Instead, the House on Friday proposed an extension as a “unanimous consent” request, but it was shot down by an objection. Democratic politicians pointed fingers at one another over the failure to extend the moratorium. “We cannot in good faith blame the Republican Party when House Democrats have the majority,” New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said during a CNN interview Sunday, adding that the bill was derailed by conservative Democratic House members and the Biden administration should have asked for an extension weeks ago. The White House said Thursday it was counting on lawmakers to extend the moratorium because of a Supreme Court ruling last month that said only Congress, not the White House, had the authority to do so. Note Struggling renters can still turn to another federal program—Emergency Rental Assistance—for aid, and find where to apply for it using a website launched last week. Have a question, comment, or story to share? You can reach Diccon at email@example.com. Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback! Tell us why! Other Submit Sources The Balance uses only high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed studies, to support the facts within our articles. Read our editorial process to learn more about how we fact-check and keep our content accurate, reliable, and trustworthy. U.S. Census Bureau. “Week 33 Household Pulse Survey: June 23 - July 5.” Housing Table 3b.