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Changes homeowners made to afford mortgage payments in the U.S. 2018-2019

In April 2019, 42 percent of homeowners had to spend less on essential items such as food and utilities to afford their mortgage payments in the United States, up from 37 percent in August 2018. Fewer homeowners reported changing how much they spent on non-essential items in that period.

Share of homeowners who had to make selected changes to afford their mortgage payments in the United States in August 2018 and April 2019

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Release date

June 2019


United States

Survey time period

August 13 to15, 2018 and Apr 1 to 4, 2019

Number of respondents

1,307 respondents

Special properties

homeowners who had trouble affording mortgage payments

Method of interview

Online survey

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