Reuters: ‘Groundbreaking’ U.S. housing data hailed as new tool to target COVID-19 aid

Reuters: ‘Groundbreaking’ U.S. housing data hailed as new tool to target COVID-19 aid. “About five million Americans lose their homes every year due to eviction or foreclosure, researchers said on Wednesday, urging policymakers to use their new county-specific data on housing loss to target coronavirus aid more effectively. The research by New America, a think-tank, stitches together county-level eviction and mortgage foreclosure data for the first time to create a National Housing Loss Index, comparing 2,200 U.S. counties for which data was available.”

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