Tell us about rent struggles in the pandemic
The Center for Public Integrity, a news organization in Washington, D.C., is reporting on the financial challenges facing renters during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you're a tenant behind on your payments or facing eviction, now or earlier in the pandemic, or if you're helping people in this situation, we want to hear from you. Share your story below. Journalists at Public Integrity won’t share any of your information or publish your story without your consent. If you have any questions, contact Alex Eichenstein at
Are you behind on rent because of the COVID-19 pandemic? (Select all that apply.)
I was behind earlier in the pandemic but am not currently
I'm helping renters in this situation
In which state or territory do you live?
District of Columbia
In which city do you live?
Have you been threatened with eviction? (Select all that apply.)
Yes, but my landlord hasn't filed an eviction case yet
Yes, my landlord has filed an eviction case
I have been evicted
I'm helping renters facing eviction
Have you applied for financial assistance to be able to pay your rent? (Select all that apply.)
Yes, I received the requested amount
Yes, I received some rental assistance but not the requested amount
Yes, but I did not receive rental assistance (application denied, no response from government, etc.)
No, I haven't applied for rental assistance
I help renters seek rental assistance
Tell us about your experience as a renter in the pandemic and/or as someone helping renters.
Do you have ideas about what would help renters? If so, share them here.
Can a reporter from our newsroom contact you for more information?
If yes, please provide your email, phone number or another good way to reach you.
Would you like to be notified of related stories or resources from the Center for Public Integrity?
How did you hear about this survey?
Center for Public Integrity story or newsletter
Someone shared it with me
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